News

DWS hires financial chief for Asian alternatives

Asset manager DWS Group has hired Clarence Ng as chief financial officer of its alternatives business in the Asia-Pacific. Based in Shanghai, Ng will also take on the position of chief operating officer for the DWS business in China. Both are newly created roles. “The skills and experience that Clarence brings to the platform will play a critical role in shaping the strategy and future growth of our alternatives business in the Asia Pacific,” said Victoria Sharpe, head of alternatives, Asia Pacific. Ng joins from Deutsche Bank (China), where he served as global markets finance director. Deutsche Bank is the majority shareholder of DWS Group, which was formerly named Deutsche Asset Management. Ng is a chartered accountant of Singapore and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants from the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. ©2018 funds global asia

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.