Investment strategy

Dec 13, 2013

Hong KongAfter years of waiting for an Asian equivalent of the successful Ucits platform for funds in Europe, not one but three possible versions have come along in 2013. Stewart Aldcroft of Citi Transaction Services explores the possibilities of mutual recognition, fund passporting, or both.

Dec 13, 2013

QuestionsEmpirical evidence suggests that it is rather difficult, if not virtually impossible, to consistently add value by effectively timing market entry and exits. Wing Chan of Morningstar discusses the implications for investors.

Dec 13, 2013

FanAn initial batch of six hedge fund managers have been granted individual quotas of $50 million so that they can exchange renminbi funds raised from Chinese investors into foreign currency, which can then be invested in overseas securities markets.

Dec 13, 2013

Singapore has signed a mutual fund recognition agreement with Malaysia and Thailand, potentially also drawing in Indonesia, Laos and the Philippines. The participants of our roundtable in Singapore say competition with international jurisdictions like Hong Kong, Ireland and Luxembourg is intensifying, amid changes in local and global regulation. Edited by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Dec 13, 2013

Singapore has signed a mutual fund recognition agreement with Malaysia and Thailand, potentially also drawing in Indonesia, Laos and the Philippines. The participants of our roundtable in Singapore say competition with international jurisdictions like Hong Kong, Ireland and Luxembourg is intensifying, amid changes in local and global regulation. Edited by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Dec 13, 2013

RunnerAsset managers in the Asia Pacific region are flocking to third-party collateral management services as the approach to collateral in the region matures. Judith Evans reports.

Sep 06, 2013

RaindropsSmall quotas for the Chinese A-shares market, a short time to use them up, and tax uncertainty have left investors out in the rain. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at the qualified foreign institutional investor programme, which has doubled in size.

Sep 06, 2013

BirdcageThe increasingly unpopular internet censorship in China is a major obstacle for those with a global social media strategy because the world’s largest networking sites remain blocked. Stefanie Eschenbacher investigates.

Sep 06, 2013

Smoking manHighly concentrated sales rapidly inflate the assets of a few funds, causing capacity issues and concentration risks. Jag Alexeyev at Strategic Insight says this could cause significant shifts in investment cycles in the not too distant future.

Sep 06, 2013

ArrowsWith the first arrows of prime minister Shinzo Abe’s three-arrow policy fired, Osamu Kikuchi at Tokio Marine Asset Management discusses whether this will really lead to a revival in the Japanese economy.

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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.