Investment strategy

Oct 09, 2018

Asia-Pacific_globeNorthern Trust Asset Management has named Wouter Sturkenboom as chief investment strategist with responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region in addition to Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Oct 02, 2018

China Construction BankChina’s second largest bank has listed its first overseas green bond, worth €500 million ($576 million), on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Oct 02, 2018

OutsourcingThe National Pension Service (NPS) of Korea has chosen State Street to provide back and middle-office outsourcing services.

Oct 02, 2018

Shanghai Stock ExchangeIndex compiler FTSE Russell has followed the example of MSCI and vowed to add Chinese mainland-listed equities, known as A-shares, to its global benchmarks.

Oct 02, 2018

Stock Exchange of ThailandCinnober Financial Technology has penned a seven-year licensing deal with the Stock Exchange of Thailand to supply its multi-asset class trading infrastructure.

Oct 02, 2018

Miyajima_gateAberdeen Standard Investments has named four staff members to join its team in Japan, a market it describes as “a key priority”.

Sep 25, 2018

The Hong Kong Green Finance Association, a non-profit group aimed at promoting sustainable investment, was launched at a ceremony attended by the head of the local government.

Sep 25, 2018

Shinzo_AbeAn asset manager has called for Japanese leader Shinzo Abe to focus on economic revival rather than a “high risk tilt” at reforming the country’s constitution.

Sep 25, 2018

Telecoms_towerState Street Global Advisors has registered a US-listed exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in the communications services sector for sale in Japan.

Sep 18, 2018

RetirementAlthough a large majority of Asian investors in a survey said they were considering retirement planning, two-thirds of financial advisers in a similar poll said they observed a low demand for such services.

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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.