Investment strategy

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.

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.

May 01, 2018

US_China_trade_warAn escalation in trade hostilities between the US and China would hurt Asian emerging markets most, according to an economist.

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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

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.

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.