Custody

Nov 27, 2018

SeoulSouth Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) has awarded four local asset managers with a total mandate of 800 billion won ($708 million) to invest in real estate and renewable energy.

Oct 30, 2018

Standard-Chartered-Bank-Hong_KongStandard Chartered Bank has been granted a domestic fund custody licence by the China Securities Regulatory Commission – which the firm claims is a first for an overseas bank.

Oct 16, 2018

Kangaroo_warning_signMelbourne-based Warakirri Asset Management has hired Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Investor & Treasury Services to conduct its core custody, fund administration, registry and risk and investment analytics.

Oct 02, 2018

OutsourcingThe National Pension Service (NPS) of Korea has chosen State Street to provide back and middle-office outsourcing services.

Aug 28, 2018

State Street has appointed Kamal Jandu, a former Citibank executive, as head of insurance services for the Asia-Pacific region.

Aug 14, 2018

Deutsche Bank has named Hans-Dieter Holtzmann as chief country officer and head of global transaction banking in Vietnam.

Jun 05, 2018

Chi Fung memorial building in HKBUHong Kong Baptist University has selected Northern Trust to provide global custody and accounting service for its endowment.

Apr 10, 2018

UBS_buildingUBS Asset Management has hired Sebastien Chaker as head of sales for its Fondcenter platform in Hong Kong.

Mar 06, 2018

AustralasiaNorthern Trust will appoint Angelo Calvitto as head of its Australasian business, replacing Madeleine Senior, who will take on a leadership role in London.

Jan 16, 2018

Rail_transit_constructionThe Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan has selected StepStone Infrastructure & Real Assets to manage an infrastructure fund of funds mandate.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Giving peace a chance

Jan 11, 2019

As US-China tensions escalated in 2018, the leaders of the two economies met in Buenos Aires to agree a truce. Aidan Yao, senior emerging Asia economist at Axa Investment Managers, talks to Romil...

INTERVIEW: Operational challenges

Jun 09, 2018

Caroline Higgins of Northern Trust tells George Mitton about A-share inclusion, ETF Connect and why Cayman funds predominate in the region.

Roundtables

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: A sunny picture

Jan 11, 2019

Changes to regulation, US-Sino trade tensions and further steps by China to open its capital markets were some of the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Optimism versus caution

Oct 23, 2018

The impact of financial technology, developments in Asian passporting and the promise of new markets in Thailand were among the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.