Summer 2014

YachtOf the top 30 cities for millionaires worldwide, 12 are in Asia. Andrew Amoils of New World Wealth discusses the last decade’s trends.

Giordano LombardoStimulus measures and recovering economies support investment in risk assets like equities. Pioneer Investments advocates risk – but says diversification is more urgent.

Petronas twin towersNew multi-asset funds are joining the Asian Islamic funds sector, and new sukuk funds seek to capture investor demand for sharia-compliant fixed income. Blake Goud of the Zawya Islamic and Islamic Finance Gateway at Thomson Reuters discusses the trends.

Bride and groomA string of alliances and acquisitions among Asian exchanges shows the competition and the lengths venues are willing to go to attract liquidity. Nicholas Pratt investigates whether this approach guarantees success.

Philippe SeyllIn Beijing, Philippe Seyll explains Clearstream’s role as an international central securities depositary to 900 Chinese asset management professionals.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Joining the family

Dec 12, 2017

An acquisition has increased the visibility of Natixis investment managers in Australia. George Mitton talks to its local chief executive.

INTERVIEW: ‘It cannot be excluded’

Sep 27, 2017

Bond Connect’s launch means China’s onshore bond markets are more accessible than ever. Mo Ji, an economist at amundi, tells George Mitton why that matters.

Roundtables

REAL ESTATE ROUNDTABLE: In search of a home

Jul 17, 2017

From Korean warehouses to Chinese hospitals, investors’ holding periods are growing in Asia. But in a market awash with liquidity, so is competition for assets. Our panel in Hong Kong discuss real estate investment.

ROUNDTABLE: More transparency, less certainty

Mar 20, 2017

Our panel discussed exchange-traded funds, regulatory overdrive and whether mutual fund recognition has been a failure. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.