Investment strategy

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.

Dec 12, 2017

Damon-HamblyAn acquisition has increased the visibility of Natixis investment managers in Australia. George Mitton talks to its local chief executive.

Dec 12, 2017

MiFID_eventAs deadlines loom, asset managers in Asia are scrambling to understand how a major piece of European regulation will affect them.

Dec 12, 2017

Margaret_Harwood-JonesThe best way for financial organisations to protect themselves against cyber crime is to employ diverse, well-trained teams, says Margaret Harwood-Jones, global head of securities services, Standard Chartered.

Dec 12, 2017

Hong_KongChina’s new cross-border capital rules have reduced foreign property acquisitions but strengthened Hong Kong’s role as a channel for mainland investors to export capital, says Petra Blazkova of Real Capital Analytics.

Dec 12, 2017

OsakaFrom elegant street wear to intricate electronics, Japanese products are popular and fashionable. These retailers are contributing to an economic resurgence, says Richard Kaye of Comgest.

Dec 12, 2017

Sarah-HaywardAustralia’s funds industry has reached a high level of technical development, though a survey of the industry suggests more progress is possible. Sarah Hayward, managing director of Calastone for Australia and New Zealand, shares her views.

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Executive Interviews

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.

INTERVIEW: ‘It cannot be excluded’

Sep 27, 2017

Bond Connect’s launch means China’s onshore bond markets are more accessible than ever. Mo Ji, an economist at amundi, tells George Mitton why that matters.

Roundtables

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.

ROUNDTABLE: More transparency, less certainty

Mar 20, 2017

Our panel discussed exchange-traded funds, regulatory overdrive and whether mutual fund recognition has been a failure. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.