Investment strategy

May 29, 2018

Artificial_intelligenceFunds investing in artificial intelligence and robotics have overtaken monthly dividend payout funds in Japan in terms of assets – a sign of their growing popularity.

May 29, 2018

Investment strategyState Street Global Advisors has hired Michele Barlow as Asia-Pacific head of investment strategy and research in its investment solutions group.

May 22, 2018

A-sharesThe inclusion of Chinese mainland-listed equities, A-shares, in the MSCI Emerging Markets index ought to benefit investors with exposure to long-term development trends.

May 22, 2018

Great_wall_of_ChinaAberdeen Standard Investments has completed the initial fund offering of its first onshore private fund in mainland China.

May 22, 2018

Digital connectivityDeutsche Bank has acquired a software company based in Mumbai to improve digital connectivity in its global transaction banking department.

May 22, 2018

Business_restructuringThe holding company behind Japan’s largest asset manager has revealed the senior executives who will lead its newly reorganised business.

May 21, 2018

Serge_KrancenblumThe buoyant state of growth in alternative investments is reflected once again by Europe’s specialist fund administrators as SGG Group expands in Asia through acquisition.

May 08, 2018

Islamic_bankingMalaysia has retained its status as the world’s largest issuer of sukuk in a year when entities in other nations saw weaker-than-expected volumes.

May 08, 2018

Green_bondsBNP Paribas Asset Management says it is the first global fund manager to possess a quota from the Chinese authorities that will be used to channel money into an environmental, social and governance (ESG) fund.

May 08, 2018

Hong Kong Stock ExchangeNearly 90% of mainland Chinese exchange-traded fund (ETF) investors in a survey said they would trade ETFs through the Stock Connect programme if they could.

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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.