May 2016

Plane wingOptimism bias is a demonstrable problem among investors. Our correspondent in Asia suggests a radical solution.

Chinese EU flagsChina Post Global's acquisition of a European ETF platform signals growing interest in passive investment in the Asian funds world. George Mitton reports.

TeamChina’s insurance market, on track to be the world’s biggest, could soon include co-operative and mutual insurers. Dave Waller reports.

Bruce-McGloganAs an alternative asset class, private equity and real estate (PERE) is on the rise worldwide, according to Bruce McGlogan, Head of Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Services at Maitland, the global advisory and fund administration firm with over $280 billion in assets under administration.

Dong-WangDespite its name, HSBC will always be a ‘foreign’ bank in China. But its local asset management arm isn’t letting that slow its asset gathering. George Mitton reports from Shanghai.

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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.