Investment strategy

Oct 23, 2018

/Emerging_marketsSouth Africa-based Investec Asset Management has added to its Asian and emerging market equity team by appointing Nidhi Mahurkar as an investment director.

Oct 23, 2018

Thai_marketAssets in Thailand’s mutual funds market rose by 0.46% between January and September, according to statistics recorded by the Association of Investment Management Companies.

Oct 23, 2018

Made_in_ChinaIn China, technology companies are changing how retail investors allocate capital, but it is not a zero-sum competition with traditional financial services firms. Joshua Bateman reports.

Oct 23, 2018

Olivier PortenseigneThe fund industry’s year of the blockchain will come if three factors for success are in place, says Olivier Portenseigne, managing director of Fundsquare.

Oct 23, 2018

SingaporeThe global pushbacks and political manoeuvres to clamp down on tax havens may have come at a fortuitous time for Singapore’s Variable Capital Company (S-Vacc), the island nation’s latest investment fund innovation. Indrajit Basu reports.

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.

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

Jeffrey_KirkAcross offshore financial centres there are a number of “incubator” fund models that have been created for start-up fund managers looking for a light-touch, short-term investment vehicle.

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.

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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.