Investment strategy

Apr 18, 2018

BitcoinsWithin two years, blockchain could be a standard part of asset management. Fiona Rintoul considers the regulatory hurdles that might lie ahead.

Apr 17, 2018

Tiananmen_squareChina beat government targets by reporting GDP growth of 6.8% on an annualised basis in the first quarter – but the news failed to spur regional stock markets.

Apr 17, 2018

Singapore_ExchangeThe Singapore Exchange has promised new Indian equity derivatives in June to provide “continuity” after a surprise move by India threatened to stop all offshore derivative trading.

Apr 17, 2018

Property_fundReal estate manager LaSalle Investment Management has raised $1.15 billion for the fifth in a series of pan-Asian, closed-ended property funds.

Apr 17, 2018

responsible investmentA major Chinese asset manager has signed up to a United Nations-backed global charter on responsible investment.

Apr 17, 2018

FintechNippon Life Insurance has invested $94 million in a fund managed by its US investment subsidiary that invests in start-up companies.

Apr 10, 2018

Asia_globeThe dominant market share of banks in Asian fund distribution is under threat as other distribution channels rise in popularity, according to survey data.

Apr 10, 2018

Reserve-Bank-of-IndiaAn investment firm has criticised the decision of the Indian central bank to leave the repo rate unchanged at 6%.

Apr 10, 2018

Japanese pensionerThe Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan has award an infrastructure investment mandate to DBJ Asset Management.

Apr 10, 2018

Law firmLaw firm Simmons & Simmons has set up an Italian desk in Asia to serve clients involved in cross-border transactions.

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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.