Risk Management

Sep 23, 2014

Chinese lanternsAlibaba has investors around the world buzzing, many of whom are unaware of the regulatory, shareholder and operational risks posed by the set up of Chinese internet companies. Stefanie Eschenbacher investigates the variable equity interest structure.

Sep 23, 2014

Leo PuriJust over a year since his appointment to lead UTI Asset Management, Leo Puri talks to Stefanie Eschenbacher about his ambitions to capitalise on the relationship with its foreign stakeholder T. Rowe Price. 

Sep 23, 2014

Indian womenAsset managers with ambitions in India were desperate for change long before voters cast their ballots to elect reformist Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party as their new prime minister. Stefanie Eschenbacher explores the changes.

Sep 23, 2014

Securities lending is growing across Asia, but India has sIndian womano far been immune to the rising appetite. Nicholas Pratt examines whether this may change.

Sep 23, 2014

North KoreaFrontier market investors have arrived in countries under sanctions and embargoes, such as Iran and Cuba, even those without stock markets, such as North Korea and Myanmar. Stefanie Eschenbacher investigates the investment opportunities. 

Sep 23, 2014

Alibaba is shaking up Asia, first with an approval to act as a third-party distributor and then with a half-a-trillion renminbi money market fund. The participants of our roundtable in Hong Kong discuss e-commerce, product evolution and the mutual fund recognition agreement between Hong Kong and China. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Sep 23, 2014

Mark KonynChinese insurance companies are venturing overseas, but Mark Konyn of Cathay Conning Asset Management tells Stefanie Eschenbacher that mandates to manage these allocations are hard to come by.

Sep 23, 2014

GymnastApart from in Japan, much of Asia has experienced consecutive periods of rapidly changing volatility and correlation levels over recent years in reaction to external events. Olivier d’Assier of Axioma discusses risk.

Sep 23, 2014

Malaysia and Hong Kong have ambitous plans to develop sharia compliant finance, amid cross-border initiatives. Our roundtable participants in Kuala Lumpur discuss the opportunities fund passports present, how Islamic funds have been received in the world and how to market them to mainstream investors. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Sep 23, 2014

AmericaRegulations around trading bonds and derivatives in Asia have yet to be fully formed, but Andrew Bernard of Tradeweb says valuable lessons can be learnt from the US.

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Executive Interviews

For the greater good

Sep 19, 2016

The Singapore Fund Administrators Association seeks to represent the industry to the regulator. George Mitton talks to chairman Martin O'Regan.

Barbell theory

Jul 19, 2016

Investors in Asia are finding a middle way between high-risk trades on the one hand and low-risk bank deposits on the other, says Malik Sarwar of HSBC. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Where the power lies

Dec 18, 2016

Our panel discussed circuit breakers, index inclusion and the rise of the renminbi. Chaired by George Mitton and Alan Chalmers in Beijing.

ROUNDTABLE: Separating hype from reality

Sep 19, 2016

Our cross-industry panel discussed fintech, the costly burden of compliance, and what fund managers can learn from airlines. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.