Custody

Sep 23, 2014

North KoreaFrontier market investors have arrived in countries under sanctions and embargoes, such as Iran and Cuba, even those without stock markets, such as North Korea and Myanmar. Stefanie Eschenbacher investigates the investment opportunities. 

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.

Mar 20, 2014

TreeAs collateral management becomes a bigger issue for asset managers, Nicholas Pratt examines the efforts to make collateral more mobile.

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

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.

Sep 06, 2013

GearsThe international ambitions of various markets are underlined by the efforts to establish a more automated and efficient operating environment discovers 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.

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.

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Executive Interviews

For the greater good

Sep 19, 2016

The Singapore Fund Administrators Association seeks to represent the industry to the regulator. George Mitton talks to chairman Martin O'Regan.

Barbell theory

Jul 19, 2016

Investors in Asia are finding a middle way between high-risk trades on the one hand and low-risk bank deposits on the other, says Malik Sarwar of HSBC. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Where the power lies

Dec 18, 2016

Our panel discussed circuit breakers, index inclusion and the rise of the renminbi. Chaired by George Mitton and Alan Chalmers in Beijing.

ROUNDTABLE: Separating hype from reality

Sep 19, 2016

Our cross-industry panel discussed fintech, the costly burden of compliance, and what fund managers can learn from airlines. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.