Magazine issues»Winter 2014

DragonThe programme that links the stock exchanges of Shanghai and Hong Kong has debuted with a bang.

Jack-LinIslamic finance is a nexus between Asia Pacific and the Middle East for Pioneer Investments. Jack Lin tells Stefanie Eschenbacher about his plans to expand into both regions and a new sharia-compliant fund to be launched with a local partner. 

MosaicSovereign sukuk issuances are difficult to pull off, even if there is a genuine will on a political level to embrace Islamic finance.

FlagsMarketing and communications managers have a vital role to play now that investment institutions are contending with aggressive competition, increased regulation and volatility. As well as enabling the company to succeed in new markets, they must protect and maintain its brand and reputation. Strong investment capabilities are only part of the story: top-quality distribution to investors is also essential.

IndiaPotential changes in governing power in places like India tend to be addressed in steps by investors. Peter Laurelli of eVestment says these steps coincide with the phases before, during and after a democratic population’s decisions are made and the results known.

Carol WongOld Mutual Global Investors plans to bring more new products to Asia, having recently hired an Asian equities team and a product developer. Carol Wong talks to Stefanie Eschenbacher about building a presence in Asia, promoting a brand in a competitive market and the opportunities presented by Asian fund passports.

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Executive Interviews

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Roundtables

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Our line-up of experts in Hong Kong considers the importance of fixed income ETFs, sustainability and the prospects of increasing China in the indices. Chaired by Romil Patel.

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

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