Magazine issues»Autumn 2013

ArrowsWith the first arrows of prime minister Shinzo Abe’s three-arrow policy fired, Osamu Kikuchi at Tokio Marine Asset Management discusses whether this will really lead to a revival in the Japanese economy.

ModelThe high-end and sophisticated luxury market is booming, thanks to the wealth effect in emerging markets. Stefanie Eschenbacher asks if investing in luxury brands may be the ultimate way to capture the emerging market growth story?

Teddy bearInvestors are exposed to both the vagaries and vicissitudes of the market, and to the fund managers’ often imperfect decisions. Arne Hilke at Morningstar explains how investors can tell if fund managers are really earning their fee.

KoreaKorea should introduce a multi-year currency liberalisation framework, argues Aaron H Kwon of Summit International Capital, as MSCI further delays an upgrade to developed market status.

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.

BambooCosts for investment outsourcing services are rising in Asia. Nicholas Pratt asks which regions are embracing the concept and what challenges the providers face.

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