Alternatives

Oct 23, 2018

Martin O'ReganThe Variable Capital Companies, the new Eldorado of investment funds in Singapore, was tabled in its parliament on September 10, 2018.

Oct 23, 2018

Hong_KongWill a local funds hub supersede the Caymans as the principal domicile for alternative funds in Asia? These and other issues were discussed at a Hong Kong event hosted by Caceis, at which Funds Global Asia was media partner.

Oct 23, 2018

SingaporeA panel of experts gathered in Singapore to discuss what it will take for the city-state to become a leading domicile for alternative investment funds. The event was hosted by SGG Group in partnership with Funds Global Asia.

Aug 28, 2018

Asset manager DWS Group has hired Clarence Ng as chief financial officer of its alternatives business in the Asia-Pacific.

Aug 07, 2018

Alternatives surveyThe popularity of alternative asset classes has not gone unnoticed by Asia Pacific asset managers, which are planning to expand their product ranges to include these types of funds.

Jul 10, 2018

Singapore_MerlionAssets held in alternative investments such as private equity are outgrowing traditional asset classes in Singapore.

Jun 19, 2018

ShanghaiGordian Capital, an alternative fund platform provider, has established a representative office in Shanghai to support its mainland Chinese clients.

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.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Operational challenges

Jun 09, 2018

Caroline Higgins of Northern Trust tells George Mitton about A-share inclusion, ETF Connect and why Cayman funds predominate in the region.

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.

Roundtables

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Optimism versus caution

Oct 23, 2018

The impact of financial technology, developments in Asian passporting and the promise of new markets in Thailand were among the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: a long-term project

Jun 09, 2018

Our panel discussed robo-advisers, ETF Connect, and why the mutual recognition of funds (MRF) scheme will take time to develop. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.