Custody

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.

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.

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Executive Interviews

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.

INTERVIEW: Making a name

Apr 18, 2018

Formed by a merger in 2012, Old Mutual Global Investors was little-known in Asia. Carol Wong, managing director for Asia-Pacific, is changing that. She talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: a long-term project

Jun 09, 2018

Our panel discussed robo-advisers, ETF Connect, and why the mutual recognition of funds (MRF) scheme will take time to develop. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Small nation, big ambitions

Apr 18, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discussed fund passporting, robo-advisers and the potential of a new investment structure, the S-Vacc. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.