Summer 2013

Hugh-YoungHugh Young at Aberdeen Asset Management Asia would like to increase the group’s qualified foreign institutional investor quota and launch an A-shares fund. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds out about his plans for China and beyond.

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.

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Executive Interviews

Interview: Asia’s sweet spots

Jul 05, 2019

As the US-China trade war ramps up with a hike in levies, Tai Hui, chief market strategist for Asia-Pacific at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells Romil Patel where he identifies investment value.

Interview: Money needs a place to go

Mar 11, 2019

Peng Fei, chief investment officer at Wanwei Asset Management, tells Romil Patel about allocating capital across risk factors when asset performance is uncertain and unpredictable.

Roundtables

ESG roundtable: Are the ESG stars aligning across Asia?

Jul 05, 2019

Our panel of experts discusses driving higher ESG asset allocation in Asia, growing calls to address the global climate crisis and the importance of governance. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

Singapore roundtable: A money magnet

Mar 11, 2019

Our panel discussed why the Singapore Variable Capital Company makes them bullish, what gives the onshore jurisdiction an offshore feel and “blood on the streets” from China’s slowdown. Chaired by Romil Patel in Singapore.