Winter 2015

MotorwayA new type of licence for foreign fund managers in China promises better access than ever. Dave Waller reports.

Martin-GilbertMartin Gilbert, chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, talks to George Mitton about his firm’s new independent venture in China, trying not to gloat when the Chinese stock market collapsed, and his regret at missing out on mutual fund recognition.

TokyoCorporate scandals in Japan have left investors wondering whether improvements in governance standards have gone far enough. George Mitton reports.

Digital platformOnline platforms such as Yu’e Bao threaten the business models of Asian banks. How will fund managers be affected? Dave Waller reports.

VietnamBy lifting foreign ownership limits and signing a trade deal with Europe, Vietnam is seeking an upgrade to emerging market status. But stalled efforts at privatisation suggest challenges remain, writes George Mitton.

Mutual fund recognition offers a new route into China – but as our panel explains, this route is untested and asset managers must feel their way with care. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick and Alan Chalmers in Hong Kong.

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