Spring 2015

Freight trainsDeveloping as rapidly as the city itself, Shanghai’s ‘through train’ to Hong Kong is set to sprout branches in Shenzhen and a parallel Bond Connect programme. George Mitton reports from China.

JakartaIndonesia is waking up to the promise of Islamic bonds, and with a population nearly 10 times that of Malaysia, it could soon become a regional heavyweight. Orlando Crowcroft reports.

Blair-PickerellBlair Pickerell’s fluency in Chinese enabled him to spot a loophole in Taiwanese law that gave birth to the country’s offshore funds industry. George Mitton met him in Hong Kong.

LanternsLast year, Asian frontier market equities beat MSCI’s global frontier index by nearly 10 percentage points. Dave Waller asks if this asset class is as enticing as it seems.

In the MSCI Frontier Market index, Asia punches below its weight, accounting for just four of its 24 constituents. We profile them here.

Cindy-FuIn a new series in conjunction with Investec Asset Management, Funds Global Asia looks at the challenges affecting fund distributors around the world. Cindy Fu, managing director, head of wealth management, Standard Chartered (Taiwan), explains the importance of offering local clients a broad range of products.

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Sponsored Profiles

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Apr 06, 2020

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Sponsored profile: Bridging the gap

Mar 11, 2019

Private equity is a core part of the business for Caceis’ Hong Kong office, which looks after clients in China and Europe. David Li, chief executive officer, explains why private equity enjoys strong client demand and how it is being used to fund China’s international infrastructure ambitions.

Executive Interviews

Executive interview: ‘China is the 800-pound gorilla’

Aug 04, 2020

Just over a year into his new role, Wai-Kwong Seck, chief executive officer at Eastspring Investments, discusses his business goals, the Covid-19 pandemic and China.

Executive interview: Understanding geographies

Apr 06, 2020

Margaret Harwood-Jones, co-head financing and securities services at Standard Chartered, shares her insights on platform standardisation, opportunities in Asia and regulatory change to encourage...

Roundtables

Hong Kong roundtable: A ‘fragile Goldilocks situation’

Apr 06, 2020

With the global economy at a crossroads, our panel of experts share their thoughts on the market conditions, geopolitical volatility and growth opportunities. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

Singapore roundtable: A horizon to hold long-term assets

Dec 12, 2019

Panellists discuss the geopolitical fractures concerning asset owners, Singapore as a hub for fintech start-ups and why it makes sense to raise capital from a Variable Capital Company (VCC). Chaired by Romil Patel in Singapore.