NEWS

Jan 15, 2019

Mutual_fundsAsian mutual fund assets saw growth of 8.2% in the first nine months of 2018 in spite of significant turbulence ranging from the US-Sino trade war, China’s economic slowdown and interest rate hikes from the US Federal Reserve.

Jan 15, 2019

Asian_Infrastructure_Investment_BankThe board of directors at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has given the green light for a $500 million managed credit portfolio.

Jan 15, 2019

Mergers_and_acquisitionsSingaporean sovereign wealth fund, GIC, and one of Japan’s largest financial services providers, Mizuho Bank, have purchased a 2.55% and 15% stake respectively in Vietnamese lender, Vietcombank.

Jan 15, 2019

China securitiesA number of Chinese lenders are looking to sell as much as $22 billion of hybrid securities by the end of June this year following the green light from the regulator in recent weeks.

Jan 15, 2019

Asia-PacificState Street Corporation has named Ian Martin as the head of Asia-Pacific alongside his current role as head of global services in the region.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Giving peace a chance

Jan 11, 2019

As US-China tensions escalated in 2018, the leaders of the two economies met in Buenos Aires to agree a truce. Aidan Yao, senior emerging Asia economist at Axa Investment Managers, talks to Romil...

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.

Roundtables

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: A sunny picture

Jan 11, 2019

Changes to regulation, US-Sino trade tensions and further steps by China to open its capital markets were some of the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

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.