June 2018

George_MittonAssisted by private banks, rich Thais have always found ways to move their money offshore. The rest of the nation – those with thousands, not billions to invest – used to buy funds from Thai banks that invested almost solely in Thai assets, largely bonds.

BangkokLow interest rates, a relaxing regulatory environment and steady economic growth are pushing affluent investors to funnel cash into Thailand’s fund industry. Indrajit Basu reports.

Hong_Kong_skylineFunds Global Asia was media partner to an event held in Hong Kong by investor services firm SGG Group to discuss investor options in Asia.

Shanghai_Bund_skylineAsset managers say responsible investment is gaining ground in China after a slow start. Cybil Huichen Chou reports.

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

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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

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.

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.