Summer 2012

Half butterflyNearly half of Ucits fund sales take place outside Europe and Asia is now considering creating its own rival. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds a pilot scheme may launch this year.

Nag Rajat2Asia’s widening divide between rich and poor is not just a moral issue. The Asian Development Bank’s Rajat Nag tells Stefanie Eschenbacher that rising inequality will reduce the region’s growth potential.

DiamondsAs Hong Kong continues to attract vast amounts of wealth, businesses are lining up to play their part. Stefanie Eschenbacher visits the latest newcomer.

TaiwanTaiwan offers international asset managers interesting investment opportunities in the retail space, but regulatory challenges may eventually diminish opportunities. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports.

ShipAsset managers aggressively launched RQFII funds but sales have been slow. Lipper’s Xav Feng discusses the key issues: oversupply and limited demand.

MakeoverChina is poised to become the world’s largest market for luxury goods, with more and more brands seeking a listing in Hong Kong. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds going public in the region is no longer just about raising funds.

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Sponsored Profiles

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Executive Interviews

Executive interview: Staying agile on the pandemic plan

Nov 05, 2020

Terry Pan, chief executive for Greater China, southeast Asia and Korea at Invesco Asia Pacific, tells us about managing a business during Covid-19, opportunities on the continent and US-China...

Executive interview: Hong Kong: Bridging the ESG gap

Nov 05, 2020

Dr King Lun Au, executive director at the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) discusses Hong Kong’s “unique” role in developing ESG in the region with Romil Patel.

Roundtables

Roundtable: ‘What’s priced in versus what surprises’

Jan 04, 2021

As we head into 2021, our panel of experts in Singapore pore over the key risks that are not fully priced in, the impact of the incoming Biden administration on Asia and the dominant investment theme that is China. Chaired by Romil Patel.

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.