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Nikko opts for FactSet bond tool

Japan-based fund firm Nikko Asset Management has selected a product from technology provider FactSet that can help to manage risk in bond portfolios. The FactSet Linear Multi Asset Class risk model is designed to help the managers of Nikko's fixed income investments to understand what risks they are exposed to. “FactSet’s goal is to provide clients with powerful and flexible solutions for their risk modelling processes,” says Alan Bettridge, senior director of sales for Asia Pacific at FactSet. Asset managers are under increased pressure to monitor and control the risks they take with clients' money as regulators seek to make the financial system more transparent and stable. “We are excited to work with FactSet, as they have demonstrated coverage for our diverse range of fixed income investments,” says Chin-Jen Chang, head of global data management and solutions at Nikko Asset Management. ©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

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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

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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

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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.