Autumn 2012

JewelleryThe number of rich people in the Asia Pacific region has surpassed that of North America for the first time. Capgemini’s Jean Lassignardie and RBC Wealth Management’s George Lewis go into more detail.

Sponsors-choicePeople are considered the greatest asset at T. Rowe Price. Flemming Madsen talks about attracting, nurturing and retaining talent in a business that depends on intellectual capital.

Broken-eggSignificant performance variations among absolute return funds have startled investors. Muriel Oatham takes a look at a booming sector and finds massively differing investment strategies.

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.

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.

Bag lockEmerging giants China and India are gradually developing their securities lending markets, but are far from fully embracing the concept. Stefanie Eschenbacher finds expanding into Asia is not easy.

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