Alternatives

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.

Jun 17, 2014

WavesThe catastrophe bond market has attracted new institutional investors who recognise the benefits of the low correlation natural catastrophe risk premium, but spreads are tightening quickly. Harald Steinbichler of axessum explains the evolution of the market.

Mar 20, 2014

Akiyoshi ObaJapan is a country that has seen many false dawns, but the bold economic policies advocated by prime minister Shinzo Abe have caught the imagination of investors around the world. Akiyoshi Oba of Tokio Marine Asset Management talks to Stefanie Eschenbacher about his vision.

Mar 20, 2014

Akiyoshi ObaJapan is a country that has seen many false dawns, but the bold economic policies advocated by prime minister Shinzo Abe have caught the imagination of investors around the world. Akiyoshi Oba of Tokio Marine Asset Management talks to Stefanie Eschenbacher about his vision.

Mar 20, 2014

Sumo wrestlersThere is a new generation of activist investors emerging. Kenneth J. Heinz of Hedge Fund Research says they are watching Japan and are eager become involved as advocates of shareholders and market efficiency alike.

Dec 13, 2013

TreeIndonesia was the worst-hit country during the Asian financial crisis and summer stirred up bad memories. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds asset managers in Jakarta are focusing on the long-term potential.

Dec 13, 2013

Michael-TjoajadiMichael T. Tjoajadi of Schroder Investment Management Indonesia tells Stefanie Eschenbacher that local asset management skills need to be strengthened, ahead of the country joining a regional fund passport scheme developed by Singapore, Malaysia and Thailan.

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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

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.

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.