September 2017

Leo-ChenNew distribution trends in the Asian funds market increase the need for efficiency in the back office, says Leo Chen, head of Asia at Calastone.

Calastone_Forum_Hong_KongAt conferences in Hong Kong and Singapore, Funds Global Asia collaborated with Calastone to present research on global fund distribution to Asian audiences.

Rakesh-VengayilJob title: Deputy chief executive and head of business strategy and support, Asia-Pacific.

Previous job title: Chief operating officer, Asia-Pacific and emerging markets, BNP Paribas Asset Management.

Singapore_cityThe fund management industry has come a long way in Singapore in the past ten years, with the city-state now regarded as one of the most attractive asset management hubs globally.

WinnerStandardising post-trade operations is necessary for a healthy cross-border funds industry in Asia. The Korea Securities Depository helped establish a forum to promote co-operation.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Joining the family

Dec 12, 2017

An acquisition has increased the visibility of Natixis investment managers in Australia. George Mitton talks to its local chief executive.

INTERVIEW: ‘It cannot be excluded’

Sep 27, 2017

Bond Connect’s launch means China’s onshore bond markets are more accessible than ever. Mo Ji, an economist at amundi, tells George Mitton why that matters.

Roundtables

REAL ESTATE ROUNDTABLE: In search of a home

Jul 17, 2017

From Korean warehouses to Chinese hospitals, investors’ holding periods are growing in Asia. But in a market awash with liquidity, so is competition for assets. Our panel in Hong Kong discuss real estate investment.

ROUNDTABLE: More transparency, less certainty

Mar 20, 2017

Our panel discussed exchange-traded funds, regulatory overdrive and whether mutual fund recognition has been a failure. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.