Alternatives

May 21, 2018

Serge_KrancenblumThe buoyant state of growth in alternative investments is reflected once again by Europe’s specialist fund administrators as SGG Group expands in Asia through acquisition.

May 08, 2018

Real_estateBlackRock has launched a fund in Hong Kong that invests in alternative assets such as real estate investment trusts and mortgage-backed securities.

Jan 16, 2018

Rail_transit_constructionThe Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan has selected StepStone Infrastructure & Real Assets to manage an infrastructure fund of funds mandate.

Sep 23, 2014

Leo PuriJust over a year since his appointment to lead UTI Asset Management, Leo Puri talks to Stefanie Eschenbacher about his ambitions to capitalise on the relationship with its foreign stakeholder T. Rowe Price. 

Sep 23, 2014

Indian womenAsset managers with ambitions in India were desperate for change long before voters cast their ballots to elect reformist Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party as their new prime minister. Stefanie Eschenbacher explores the changes.

Sep 23, 2014

Mark KonynChinese insurance companies are venturing overseas, but Mark Konyn of Cathay Conning Asset Management tells Stefanie Eschenbacher that mandates to manage these allocations are hard to come by.

Sep 23, 2014

Malaysia and Hong Kong have ambitous plans to develop sharia compliant finance, amid cross-border initiatives. Our roundtable participants in Kuala Lumpur discuss the opportunities fund passports present, how Islamic funds have been received in the world and how to market them to mainstream investors. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Jun 17, 2014

GymnastMid-tier Chinese insurance companies are venturing into overseas investments, with international asset managers hoping to snap up mandates. Stefanie Eschenbacher explores the opportunities.

Jun 17, 2014

TigerPrivate equity managers are increasingly seeking majority control of their investments and are pursuing a wider range of exit strategies. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds out why.

Jun 17, 2014

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.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Making a name

Apr 18, 2018

Formed by a merger in 2012, Old Mutual Global Investors was little-known in Asia. Carol Wong, managing director for Asia-Pacific, is changing that. She talks to George Mitton.

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.

Roundtables

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Small nation, big ambitions

Apr 18, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discussed fund passporting, robo-advisers and the potential of a new investment structure, the S-Vacc. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.

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.