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.


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.


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.