Investment strategy

Jan 09, 2018

StudentsSingapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has participated in a deal to acquire student accommodation in the US worth $1.1 billion.

Jan 09, 2018

Chinese_lanternsMorgan Stanley Investment Management has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled Ucits version of its award-winning China A Equity strategy.

Jan 09, 2018

Korean_flag_and_buildingsState Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has appointed Tae Jong Um in the newly created role of head of Korea.

Dec 12, 2017

Private_jet_AsiaThe Chinese operation of Aberdeen Standard Investments has gained a licence to offer funds to institutional and high-net-worth investors.

Dec 12, 2017

Japan_equitiesThe reforms of Japanese leader Shinzo Abe have emboldened equity investors to take overweight positions in Tokyo-listed equities.

Dec 12, 2017

indiaAshburton Investments is merging its India Equity Opportunities fund with a similar product run by Mumbai-based IIFL Asset Management.

Dec 12, 2017

AcquisitionItaly-based asset manager Azimut has acquired a financial planning and accounting services firm based in Sydney, Australia.

Dec 12, 2017

George_MittonNot long ago, a fund professional in Hong Kong told me that trying to set up an Asian fund passport was, to paraphrase, like pushing excrement uphill.

Dec 12, 2017

PassportThe Asia Region Funds Passport is due to launch in 2018. But will it catch on? George Mitton reports.

Dec 12, 2017

Robo-adviserAsia is becoming a proving ground for innovative robo-advice technologies. Joshua Bateman reports from Hong Kong Fintech Week.

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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.