Transfer agency

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Shiny-shoesChina’s latest four-letter acronym – QDLP – may mean that the same service group needs to administer onshore and offshore funds. Stefanie Eschenbacher asks if asset servicing providers are prepared.

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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.