October 2018

George_MittonI have often been told by veterans of the wealth management industry that clients will always value the human touch.

Made_in_ChinaIn China, technology companies are changing how retail investors allocate capital, but it is not a zero-sum competition with traditional financial services firms. Joshua Bateman reports.

Olivier PortenseigneThe fund industry’s year of the blockchain will come if three factors for success are in place, says Olivier Portenseigne, managing director of Fundsquare.

SingaporeThe global pushbacks and political manoeuvres to clamp down on tax havens may have come at a fortuitous time for Singapore’s Variable Capital Company (S-Vacc), the island nation’s latest investment fund innovation. Indrajit Basu reports.

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.

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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.