Custody

Jul 27, 2023

Trends, challenges, custody, Chinese, securities, emerging market, growth, opportunities, structural, reform, innovation, Peter GuyFast emerging market growth poses opportunities and challenges for structural reform and innovation, finds Peter Guy.

May 09, 2023

Citi, Australian, custody mandate, fund, Mason Stevens, Citi Securities Services, provide, custody, integrated, servicesAustralian wealth fund Mason Stevens has selected Citi Securities Services to provide custody and integrated execution services.

Feb 21, 2023

Australasian, asset servicing, appointmentFrench bank BNP Paribas has bolstered its asset servicing team in Australasia with a newly created role.

Jan 17, 2023

Apex group, AustralianInvestment services provider Apex Group has won an asset servicing mandate from Capital Prudential Manager, a specialist fund manager in Australia.

Jan 17, 2023

SingaporeAsset servicer Citi has named Tibor Pandi as country officer for Singapore.

Nov 15, 2022

EmployeesAsset servicer Northern Trust has appointed Alvin Chia as head of digital assets innovation Asia Pacific.

Nov 08, 2022

PhilippinesUnion Bank of the Philippines is set to launch a crypto custody offering for Philippines investors.

Oct 18, 2022

Raffles Family Office, digital assets, Hong Kong-based fund manager Raffles Family Office has unveiled a platform that will enable its clients to invest in digital assets.

Oct 26, 2021

Crypto exchangeKomainu, a digital custodian focused on the institutional market, has entered the Japanese investment market after teaming up with local crypto assets vendor called Crypto Garage.

Aug 03, 2021

Citi buildingCiti is set to launch an onshore fund custody service in China after being granted final approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

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Industry comments

Investing in tomorrow’s world

investmentAt times like these, HSBC Asset Management easily pivots towards emerging markets.

The spotlight on growth markets and the need to be nimble and dynamic is ever-sharper, given the difficulty in predicting monetary policy in the world’s major nations.

Sponsored feature: Navigating the complexities of FX execution and currency risk

A comprehensive, cost-effective, and transparent currency overlay hedging solution is crucial to mitigate FX exposure risks in the complex landscapes of Japan and China's FX markets, explains Hans Jacob Feder, PhD, global head of FX services at MUFG Investor Services.

Opinion

The emergence of AI-powered funds

Contradictory market sentiments from commentators have impeded the decision-making powers of the first wave of AI-powered ETFs, says Alvin Chia of Northern Trust Asset Servicing.

Transitioning to an era of scarcity

The world is transitioning from an era of commodity abundance to one of undersupply. Ben Ross and Tyler Rosenlicht of Cohen & Steers believe this shift may result in significant returns for commodities and resource producers over the next decade.

Asia credit: An outsized winner in the region’s energy transition?

Ross Dilkes, fixed income portfolio manager at Wellington Management, examines the opportunities and risks for bond investors presented by the region’s decarbonisation agenda.

A quiet revolution in Japan’s corporate governance

revolution, Japan, corporate governance, Shareholders, corporate, governance, standards, improvement, Tetsuro Takase, SuMi TrustShareholders in Japan no longer accept below-par corporate governance standards. Changes are taking place, but there are still areas for improvement, says Tetsuro Takase at SuMi Trust.

Executive Interviews

Executive interview: PGIM CEO on where the ESG flowers should bloom

Sep 27, 2021

David Hunt, president and chief executive of PGIM, tells Romil Patel about leading a top 10 global asset manager in times where “empowering and encouraging the kind of investment decisions as...

Executive interview: Nicolas Moreau’s orderly transition

Jul 12, 2021

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...

Roundtables

India: An “obvious choice for global investors”

Jun 22, 2023

Funds Europe, the sister publication of Funds Global Asia, hosted an India investment discussion with two seasoned experts and asked if India is the ‘last one standing’ from the Brics phenomenon. We also hear that for India, the inclusion of Indian bonds in a major index may not be the desired...

Roundtable: Singapore comes of age as an Asian ESG hub

Dec 01, 2021

Strong ESG credentials strengthen the case for Singapore as a leader in Asia of the post-Covid recovery. Our panel discusses the risks and opportunities.