Risk Management

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.

Sep 06, 2013

Derilict buildingsReal estate investments are at the core of many wealth management products, which have been identified as a source of systemic risk to the financial sector in China. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at the shadow banking sector and the reforms the government is taking.

Sep 06, 2013

LombardoPioneer Investments argued the case for a ‘renaissance of risk’ at its annual client investment conference, where Funds Europe was the media partner.

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.

Sep 06, 2013

ModelThe high-end and sophisticated luxury market is booming, thanks to the wealth effect in emerging markets. Stefanie Eschenbacher asks if investing in luxury brands may be the ultimate way to capture the emerging market growth story?

Sep 06, 2013

Teddy bearInvestors are exposed to both the vagaries and vicissitudes of the market, and to the fund managers’ often imperfect decisions. Arne Hilke at Morningstar explains how investors can tell if fund managers are really earning their fee.

Sep 06, 2013

KoreaKorea should introduce a multi-year currency liberalisation framework, argues Aaron H Kwon of Summit International Capital, as MSCI further delays an upgrade to developed market status.

Sep 06, 2013

Phishing poleReturns far greater than those in other regions are luring lenders into Asia’s securities lending markets. Judith Evans finds that South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia may hold the greatest untapped potential in the short to medium-term while China and India remain frontier territory.

Sep 06, 2013

LombardoPioneer Investments argued the case for a ‘renaissance of risk’ at its annual client investment conference, where Funds Europe was the media partnerMany fund selectors believe investors are on the verge of allocating a greater amount of money to equity investments and away from bonds.

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