TECHNOLOGY

Sep 23, 2014

AmericaRegulations around trading bonds and derivatives in Asia have yet to be fully formed, but Andrew Bernard of Tradeweb says valuable lessons can be learnt from the US.

Sep 23, 2014

TaiwanTaiwan is already one of the big centres for offshore fund distribution, but authorities are keen to ensure the domestic market still thrives. Nicholas Pratt examines the challenge of achieving this balance.

Jun 17, 2014

Bride and groomA string of alliances and acquisitions among Asian exchanges shows the competition and the lengths venues are willing to go to attract liquidity. Nicholas Pratt investigates whether this approach guarantees success.

Jun 17, 2014

BrainRelocating back office functions to offshore processing hubs has become common for large asset managers in Asia. Nicholas Pratt looks at some notable examples and the most popular offshore locations.

Mar 20, 2014

BallerinaGlobal custodians and other international players are being inundated with enquiries from clients that see the mutual fund recognition scheme between Hong Kong and China as the next big opportunity. Nicholas Pratt explores at the issues that still remain unresolved.

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.

Dec 13, 2013

RunnerAsset managers in the Asia Pacific region are flocking to third-party collateral management services as the approach to collateral in the region matures. Judith Evans reports.

Sep 06, 2013

Phishing poleReturns far greater than those in other regions are luring lenders into Asia’s securities lending markets. Judith Evans finds that South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia may hold the greatest untapped potential in the short to medium-term while China and India remain frontier territory.

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.

Jun 05, 2013

Music sheetsExchanges in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region look to sing from the same hymn sheet with the establishment of the Asean Exchange Link. Judith Evans finds that operators are sceptical that the link-up heralds a unified capital market.

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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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