Spring 2013

SplashThe emergence of ‘cancer villages’ in China has raised concerns over the purity and supply of water. Junwei Hafner-Cai of RobecoSAM discusses how an environmental policy shift could translate into investment opportunities.

Theresa-CEOThe Philippines is preparing for the arrival of funds of funds, feeder funds and exchange-traded funds. Maria Theresa Marcial-Javier talks to Stefanie Eschenbacher about BPI Asset Management’s plans.

China will shape the way asset managers do business in Asia like no other country, say the participants of our roundtable. They discuss the recently proposed fund passport between Hong Kong and China, the gradual opening of the mainland market and their visions for the rest of the continent. Edited by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

IndiaIndia has been trying to rationalise the extraordinary benefits granted under a tax avoidance treaty with Mauritius. Praveen Jagwani of UTI International Singapore finds investment flows are beginning to diminish.

Odd shoesAs more exchange-traded funds are being launched within China’s renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor scheme, Andrew Clark of Lipper explores the potential for arbitrage.

LaundryIn China, foreign banks may soon be able to act as custodians for local funds investing onshore. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds the proposals lack clarity.

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