Equities

May 22, 2018

A-sharesThe inclusion of Chinese mainland-listed equities, A-shares, in the MSCI Emerging Markets index ought to benefit investors with exposure to long-term development trends.

May 22, 2018

Great_wall_of_ChinaAberdeen Standard Investments has completed the initial fund offering of its first onshore private fund in mainland China.

May 01, 2018

Baidu_buildingChinese search engine Baidu is spinning off its consumer lending and wealth management platform as a separate entity backed by private equity funding.

Apr 18, 2018

Ripple_coinsCryptocurrency funds are launching across Asia and big investors are taking an interest. But will the likes of bitcoin ever become a mainstream asset class? Cybil Huichen Chou reports.

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.

Apr 18, 2018

TokyoUnder strong leadership, Japan is enjoying its longest period of growth since the 1980s. Katsunori Ogawa, portfolio manager at Sumi Trust, says there is more to come.

Apr 17, 2018

Singapore_ExchangeThe Singapore Exchange has promised new Indian equity derivatives in June to provide “continuity” after a surprise move by India threatened to stop all offshore derivative trading.

Apr 03, 2018

Japanese_yen_symbolInvestor flows into Japanese equity funds reached their highest weekly total in four years last week.

Mar 20, 2018

Money_marketAsset managers operating in China have stopped promoting money market funds due to official pressure to move assets into other fund types.

Feb 20, 2018

Chinese_year_of_the_dogA recent setback in global equities does not diminish an optimistic outlook for China in the Year of the Dog.

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Executive Interviews

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.

INTERVIEW: Joining the family

Dec 12, 2017

An acquisition has increased the visibility of Natixis investment managers in Australia. George Mitton talks to its local chief executive.

Roundtables

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.

REAL ESTATE ROUNDTABLE: In search of a home

Jul 17, 2017

From Korean warehouses to Chinese hospitals, investors’ holding periods are growing in Asia. But in a market awash with liquidity, so is competition for assets. Our panel in Hong Kong discuss real estate investment.