Investment strategy

May 08, 2018

World_currenciesA subsidiary of the Asia Fund IV from CVC Capital Partners has agreed to buy the outstanding equity of currency conversion website Oanda.

May 08, 2018

Real_estateBlackRock has launched a fund in Hong Kong that invests in alternative assets such as real estate investment trusts and mortgage-backed securities.

May 01, 2018

Baidu_buildingChinese search engine Baidu is spinning off its consumer lending and wealth management platform as a separate entity backed by private equity funding.

May 01, 2018

US_China_trade_warAn escalation in trade hostilities between the US and China would hurt Asian emerging markets most, according to an economist.

May 01, 2018

PowerlinesA share transaction involving Datang International Power Generation has revealed the complexity of deals spanning both Hong Kong and mainland China.

May 01, 2018

Asia-Pacific_globeAberdeen Standard Investments has hired Andrew Hendry as head of distribution for the Asia-Pacific region.

May 01, 2018

HandshakeInvestor services firm SGG Group has hired Michael Pang as business development director for its Asia and Greater China operations.

Apr 24, 2018

UBS_branchUBS has overtaken JP Morgan as the most successful foreign asset manager in China, according to an annual ranking by consultancy Z-Ben Advisors.

Apr 24, 2018

ESG_investingChinese companies are paying more attention to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as the country gradually improves its record on responsible investment.

Apr 24, 2018

Bank of JapanAnalysts say there is little chance Japan will follow the US and Europe by raising interest rates at its meeting on Thursday.

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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.