Investment strategy

Mar 07, 2017

Real_estateSingapore-based New Silkroutes Group has set up a real estate investment firm in partnership with a former employee of Singapore's sovereign wealth fund.

Mar 07, 2017

Low cost fundsSingapore-based asset manager Gordian Capital has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled multi-asset Ucits fund.

Sep 23, 2014

Chinese lanternsAlibaba has investors around the world buzzing, many of whom are unaware of the regulatory, shareholder and operational risks posed by the set up of Chinese internet companies. Stefanie Eschenbacher investigates the variable equity interest structure.

Sep 23, 2014

Leo PuriJust over a year since his appointment to lead UTI Asset Management, Leo Puri talks to Stefanie Eschenbacher about his ambitions to capitalise on the relationship with its foreign stakeholder T. Rowe Price. 

Sep 23, 2014

Indian womenAsset managers with ambitions in India were desperate for change long before voters cast their ballots to elect reformist Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party as their new prime minister. Stefanie Eschenbacher explores the changes.

Sep 23, 2014

Alibaba is shaking up Asia, first with an approval to act as a third-party distributor and then with a half-a-trillion renminbi money market fund. The participants of our roundtable in Hong Kong discuss e-commerce, product evolution and the mutual fund recognition agreement between Hong Kong and China. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Sep 23, 2014

Mark KonynChinese insurance companies are venturing overseas, but Mark Konyn of Cathay Conning Asset Management tells Stefanie Eschenbacher that mandates to manage these allocations are hard to come by.

Sep 23, 2014

GymnastApart from in Japan, much of Asia has experienced consecutive periods of rapidly changing volatility and correlation levels over recent years in reaction to external events. Olivier d’Assier of Axioma discusses risk.

Sep 23, 2014

Malaysia and Hong Kong have ambitous plans to develop sharia compliant finance, amid cross-border initiatives. Our roundtable participants in Kuala Lumpur discuss the opportunities fund passports present, how Islamic funds have been received in the world and how to market them to mainstream investors. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Jun 17, 2014

GymnastMid-tier Chinese insurance companies are venturing into overseas investments, with international asset managers hoping to snap up mandates. Stefanie Eschenbacher explores the opportunities.

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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.