Magazine issues»Summer 2013

CupcakeHow will policymakers react to the liquidity that has been flooding into Asia since late last year? Freya Beamish and Shweta Singh at Lombard Street Research find most countries try the ‘have-your-cake-and-eat-it’ approach.

Cape TownThe Brics Bank has become something of a flagship issue for the newest member, South Africa, whose role alongside its more muscular bedfellows has raised eyebrows. Andre Roux and Malan Rietveld of Investec Asset Management investigate.

Troubled teenThere is heated debate in Hong Kong society about the local pension fund, which turns 13 this year. Patrice Conxicoeur at HSBC Global Asset Management (Hong Kong) talks the MPF’s successes, challenges and possible developments.

Music sheetsExchanges in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region look to sing from the same hymn sheet with the establishment of the Asean Exchange Link. Judith Evans finds that operators are sceptical that the link-up heralds a unified capital market.

BriberyThe UK has fundamentally changed its approach to bribery; indeed, the Government has drastically altered what bribery means. Nicholas Holland at Bircham Dyson Bell discusses the implications.

ChamelionIn uncertain markets, funds promising to deliver absolute returns continue to be popular with investors. But managers achieve this in a number of different ways. Muriel Oatham discusses the challenges within this sector.

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