OUTSOURCING

Dec 13, 2013

Yusuf TalalIn an industry that is essentially based on ethics, sharia scholars make powerful decisions. Stefanie Eschenbacher talks to sheikh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo about his work as a sharia scholar and the future of Islamic finance and the future of Islamic Finance.

Dec 13, 2013

Arabic drawingAssets of sharia-compliant funds and conventional funds are still commingled in Indonesia, but custodians say that as Islamic finance grows they might be asked by the regulator to separate the two. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at the custody business.

Sep 06, 2013

BambooCosts for investment outsourcing services are rising in Asia. Nicholas Pratt asks which regions are embracing the concept and what challenges the providers face.

Sep 06, 2013

RoadWith asset servicing largely dominated by domestic players at the local level, foreign asset servicers hope that investors will increase their overseas investment, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Sep 06, 2013

RoadWith asset servicing largely dominated by domestic players at the local level, foreign asset servicers hope that investors will increase their overseas investment, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Jun 05, 2013

Measuring tapeLarge, bank-backed hedge fund administrators have significantly increased their market share in Asia. However, Stefanie Eschenbacher finds making comparisons based on assets under administration tells only half the story.

Apr 12, 2013

LaundryIn China, foreign banks may soon be able to act as custodians for local funds investing onshore. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds the proposals lack clarity.

Apr 12, 2013

RobotTaiwan intends to launch a service for the automation of fund orders. Sebastien Chaker of Calastone looks at the potential of this proposal.

Sep 04, 2012

Asian asset managers have historically lagged behind Europe and North America in the take-up of operational outsourcing, but the participants in our roundtable say this is changing. They also discuss the cost pressures they face themselves as a result of increased regulation. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Sep 04, 2012

Asian asset managers have historically lagged behind Europe and North America in the take-up of operational outsourcing, but the participants in our roundtable say this is changing. They also discuss the cost pressures they face themselves as a result of increased regulation. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

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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

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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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