Trading

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

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

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

SceneryThe abundance of certain crops in Brazil means there is nowhere to put it all. Andrew Short considers the investment opportunity in storage.

Jun 05, 2013

Woman in bathtubNeither the much anticipated Qualified Domestic Limited Partner appears to be taking off, nor are foreign hedge fund managers allowed into the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor scheme. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds out how hedge fund managers are finding at other ways to expand.

Jun 05, 2013

The share of long/short equity hedge funds in Asia has fallen as the market matures and investors increasingly seek strategies that are less correlated to underlying markets. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at the numbers.

Jun 05, 2013

Music sheetsExchanges in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region look to sing from the same hymn sheet with the establishment of the Asean Exchange Link. Judith Evans finds that operators are sceptical that the link-up heralds a unified capital market.

Apr 12, 2013

Toy-soldiersHeadline writers sometimes need to resist the temptation to use inflammatory phrases as they try to attract readers, finds Stefanie Eschenbacher. But why lead with currency wars when there is something as arresting as Abenomics?

Sep 04, 2012

Sports-carToday the majority of Asians who go overseas to study return quickly to share in the bounty of opportunities their homelands present, finds Stefanie Eschenbacher.

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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.