Investment strategy

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 22, 2018

Digital connectivityDeutsche Bank has acquired a software company based in Mumbai to improve digital connectivity in its global transaction banking department.

May 22, 2018

Business_restructuringThe holding company behind Japan’s largest asset manager has revealed the senior executives who will lead its newly reorganised business.

May 21, 2018

Serge_KrancenblumThe buoyant state of growth in alternative investments is reflected once again by Europe’s specialist fund administrators as SGG Group expands in Asia through acquisition.

May 08, 2018

Islamic_bankingMalaysia has retained its status as the world’s largest issuer of sukuk in a year when entities in other nations saw weaker-than-expected volumes.

May 08, 2018

Green_bondsBNP Paribas Asset Management says it is the first global fund manager to possess a quota from the Chinese authorities that will be used to channel money into an environmental, social and governance (ESG) fund.

May 08, 2018

Hong Kong Stock ExchangeNearly 90% of mainland Chinese exchange-traded fund (ETF) investors in a survey said they would trade ETFs through the Stock Connect programme if they could.

May 08, 2018

World_currenciesA subsidiary of the Asia Fund IV from CVC Capital Partners has agreed to buy the outstanding equity of currency conversion website Oanda.

May 08, 2018

Real_estateBlackRock has launched a fund in Hong Kong that invests in alternative assets such as real estate investment trusts and mortgage-backed securities.

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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.