May 2016

Great wall of ChinaInternet finance, an asset boom in China, and the shrinking market share of Ucits in Asia were among topics discussed at FundForum Asia. George Mitton reports.

The Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme between Hong Kong and China has had a slow start. Our panel discussed how it might evolve. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.

Funds Europe, in association with RBC Investor & Treasury Services, hosted an event to discuss how one of the biggest political decisions since the Maastricht Treaty will affect the asset management industry.Speakers from  RBC Capital Markets, Unigestion, Investec Asset Management and Lothbury Investment Management took part.

Mount FujiA strengthening yen has accompanied declining returns on Japanese equities. But companies adapting to shifting demographics can offer rewards, says Michael Stanes of Heartwood Investment Management.

PapersFund information should be consistent, structured and available to investors of all sizes, say Jauri Häkkä and Roland Meerdter of the Association of Professional Fund Investors.

Lai-Yeu-HuanSingapore fund manager Lai Yeu Huan, of Nikko Asset Management Asia, talks about his hunger for success, watching every calorie and the moral of The Shawshank Redemption.

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