Custody

Jun 15, 2021

Standard Chartered SingaporeStandard Chartered has become the first foreign bank to execute custody deals in both the domestic and wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) private custody fund markets.

Jan 12, 2021

Digital solutionsThe Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has granted regulatory approval to Propine, a start-up providing crypto custody and securities services.

Jan 05, 2021

Chinese stock quotesStandard Chartered and HSBC have become the first two global custodians to facilitate short-selling transactions in mainland China for overseas clients.

Dec 22, 2020

Chinese lanternsDeutsche Bank is the latest global player to gain entry into China’s onshore funds market after it was awarded a domestic fund custody license by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

Sep 22, 2020

SingaporeThe first exchange-traded fund (ETF) to be authorised in Singapore under the new variable capital company (VCC) structure has appointed HSBC as its custodian and fund administrator.

Dec 12, 2019

SG_HK_SHFunds Global Asia reports from Clearstream’s Annual Asia Summit, held in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Oct 29, 2019

Internet ETFJapan’s Nikko Asset Management has awarded a custody mandate for a Hong Kong-domiciled internet exchange-traded fund (ETF) to BNP Paribas Securities Services (BNPP SS).

Oct 17, 2019

Global_securities_servicesBy Jeslyn Tan, global head of product management, securities services, at Deutsche Bank

Aug 27, 2019

UK bank Barclays has promoted Matt Pecot, current head of equities Asia Pacific, to the role of head of markets Asia Pacific.

Aug 27, 2019

Global custodian HSBC has heralded its first T+3 settlement in China’s Interbond Market (CIBM) as a potential boon for overseas institutional investors looking to access China’s fixed income market.

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Investing in tomorrow’s world

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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.

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Roundtables

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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...

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