Executive Interviews

Jan 07, 2016

Martin-GilbertMartin Gilbert, chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, talks to George Mitton about his firm’s new independent venture in China, trying not to gloat when the Chinese stock market collapsed, and his regret at missing out on mutual fund recognition.

Oct 07, 2015

Jim-McCaughanWith clients in most Asian countries, it'€™s no surprise Jim McCaughan, chief executive of Principal Global Investors, spends a lot of time travelling. He meets George Mitton.

Jul 20, 2015

Nicholas-HadowAberdeen Asset Management established its Asian headquarters in Singapore in 1992. George Mitton talks to Nick Hadow, director of business development, who is also chair of Singapore'€™s funds industry association.

Apr 13, 2015

Blair-PickerellBlair Pickerell's fluency in Chinese enabled him to spot a loophole in Taiwanese law that gave birth to the country'€™s offshore funds industry. George Mitton met him in Hong Kong.

Jan 15, 2015

Jack-LinIslamic finance is a nexus between Asia Pacific and the Middle East for Pioneer Investments. Jack Lin tells Stefanie Eschenbacher about his plans to expand into both regions and a new sharia-compliant fund to be launched with a local partner. 

Jan 15, 2015

Carol WongOld Mutual Global Investors plans to bring more new products to Asia, having recently hired an Asian equities team and a product developer. Carol Wong talks to Stefanie Eschenbacher about building a presence in Asia, promoting a brand in a competitive market and the opportunities presented by Asian fund passports.

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Executive Interviews

Executive interview: Nicolas Moreau’s orderly transition

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Nicolas Moreau, CEO of HSBC Asset Management, is moving to Asia as the firm looks to connect more directly with the region’s growth story. ESG is also a key focus – including the ‘just’ carbon...

Executive interview: The man who made Aberdeen

Mar 04, 2021

Martin Gilbert reflects on nearly four decades as Aberdeen CEO, including what he brought to the company, his regrets at not entering into private markets earlier, and passing like ships in the...

Roundtables

Roundtable: How well geared are Japanese assets for a new world?

Jul 12, 2021

As we prepare to emerge from Covid, experts look at overcoming demographic issues through a combination of good tech and corporate governance, improving productivity and meeting an ambitious government carbon emissions reduction target. Chaired by Romil Patel.

Hong Kong roundtable: Increasing China’s prominence as an asset class

Mar 04, 2021

Our line-up of experts in Hong Kong considers the importance of fixed income ETFs, sustainability and the prospects of increasing China in the indices. Chaired by Romil Patel.