June 2018

George_MittonAssisted by private banks, rich Thais have always found ways to move their money offshore. The rest of the nation – those with thousands, not billions to invest – used to buy funds from Thai banks that invested almost solely in Thai assets, largely bonds.

BangkokLow interest rates, a relaxing regulatory environment and steady economic growth are pushing affluent investors to funnel cash into Thailand’s fund industry. Indrajit Basu reports.

Hong_Kong_skylineFunds Global Asia was media partner to an event held in Hong Kong by investor services firm SGG Group to discuss investor options in Asia.

Shanghai_Bund_skylineAsset managers say responsible investment is gaining ground in China after a slow start. Cybil Huichen Chou reports.

Caroline_HigginsCaroline Higgins of Northern Trust tells George Mitton about A-share inclusion, ETF Connect and why Cayman funds predominate in the region.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Operational challenges

Jun 09, 2018

Caroline Higgins of Northern Trust tells George Mitton about A-share inclusion, ETF Connect and why Cayman funds predominate in the region.

INTERVIEW: Making a name

Apr 18, 2018

Formed by a merger in 2012, Old Mutual Global Investors was little-known in Asia. Carol Wong, managing director for Asia-Pacific, is changing that. She talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: a long-term project

Jun 09, 2018

Our panel discussed robo-advisers, ETF Connect, and why the mutual recognition of funds (MRF) scheme will take time to develop. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Small nation, big ambitions

Apr 18, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discussed fund passporting, robo-advisers and the potential of a new investment structure, the S-Vacc. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.