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Warakirri hires RBC for custody down under

Kangaroo_warning_signMelbourne-based Warakirri Asset Management has hired Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Investor & Treasury Services to conduct its core custody, fund administration, registry and risk and investment analytics. The Australian firm offers specialist investment for charities, domestic and international pension funds. Its clients can access Australian and international equities, Australian agriculture, currency management and US real estate. Warakirri’s managing director highlighted RBC’s ongoing investment in technology as a standout aspect. “We were impressed with RBC’s technology platform and strong commitment to the ongoing development of their IT and service platform,” said Jim McKay. He added: “Not only were RBC  able to offer a solution tailored to meet our AMIT [Attribution Managed Investment Trust] requirements, but a consolidated offer inclusive of wholesale and retail registry services.” RBC has its sights set on Australia’s fund management market as it continues to grow rapidly. ©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

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.