March 2018

Data_globeRBC Investor and Treasury Services is engaged in a multi-year technology programme to improve its digital offering and unlock the value in clients’ data. Andrew Gordon, head of Asia, explains the strategy.

Server_roomThe brute power of quantum computers could soon demolish the strongest cyber security. Alongside the US, China is at the forefront of this technology, says Michael Kollo of Axa Investment Managers.

TokyoUnder strong leadership, Japan is enjoying its longest period of growth since the 1980s. Katsunori Ogawa, portfolio manager at Sumi Trust, says there is more to come.

Wind_farmResponsible investment is a priority for the funds industry, but techniques to measure ESG principles are in their infancy, says Vivek Jamwal of Stradegi Investment Management Consulting.

Armin_ChokseySingapore’s asset and wealth management sector has seen remarkable growth in the past few years.

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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.