REGULATION

Dec 13, 2013

Arabic drawingAssets of sharia-compliant funds and conventional funds are still commingled in Indonesia, but custodians say that as Islamic finance grows they might be asked by the regulator to separate the two. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at the custody business.

Dec 13, 2013

Gold banglesThe gold price is expected to decline by 20% this year, likely to make the first annual loss in 13 years. Muriel Oatham finds that as American and European investors leave the market, the appetite for gold in Asia shows no signs of abating.

Dec 13, 2013

Mutual fund recognition between Hong Kong and China has caught the imagination of asset managers looking to expand in the region. The participants in our roundtable in Hong Kong discuss the opportunities and challenges of this proposed scheme, and explore the potential to grow in and beyond China. Edited by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Dec 13, 2013

Mutual fund recognition between Hong Kong and China has caught the imagination of asset managers looking to expand in the region. The participants in our roundtable in Hong Kong discuss the opportunities and challenges of this proposed scheme, and explore the potential to grow in and beyond China. Edited by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Dec 13, 2013

Hong KongAfter years of waiting for an Asian equivalent of the successful Ucits platform for funds in Europe, not one but three possible versions have come along in 2013. Stewart Aldcroft of Citi Transaction Services explores the possibilities of mutual recognition, fund passporting, or both.

Dec 13, 2013

FanAn initial batch of six hedge fund managers have been granted individual quotas of $50 million so that they can exchange renminbi funds raised from Chinese investors into foreign currency, which can then be invested in overseas securities markets.

Dec 13, 2013

Singapore has signed a mutual fund recognition agreement with Malaysia and Thailand, potentially also drawing in Indonesia, Laos and the Philippines. The participants of our roundtable in Singapore say competition with international jurisdictions like Hong Kong, Ireland and Luxembourg is intensifying, amid changes in local and global regulation. Edited by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Dec 13, 2013

Singapore has signed a mutual fund recognition agreement with Malaysia and Thailand, potentially also drawing in Indonesia, Laos and the Philippines. The participants of our roundtable in Singapore say competition with international jurisdictions like Hong Kong, Ireland and Luxembourg is intensifying, amid changes in local and global regulation. Edited by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

Dec 13, 2013

RunnerAsset managers in the Asia Pacific region are flocking to third-party collateral management services as the approach to collateral in the region matures. Judith Evans reports.

Sep 06, 2013

Derilict buildingsReal estate investments are at the core of many wealth management products, which have been identified as a source of systemic risk to the financial sector in China. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at the shadow banking sector and the reforms the government is taking.

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Opinion

Transitioning to an era of scarcity

The world is transitioning from an era of commodity abundance to one of undersupply. Ben Ross and Tyler Rosenlicht of Cohen & Steers believe this shift may result in significant returns for commodities and resource producers over the next decade.

Asia credit: An outsized winner in the region’s energy transition?

Ross Dilkes, fixed income portfolio manager at Wellington Management, examines the opportunities and risks for bond investors presented by the region’s decarbonisation agenda.

A quiet revolution in Japan’s corporate governance

revolution, Japan, corporate governance, Shareholders, corporate, governance, standards, improvement, Tetsuro Takase, SuMi TrustShareholders in Japan no longer accept below-par corporate governance standards. Changes are taking place, but there are still areas for improvement, says Tetsuro Takase at SuMi Trust.

Why rising demand for healthcare is creating investment opportunities in China

rising demand, healthcare, investment, opportunities, China, Robert St Clair, Investment Strategy, Fullerton Fund ManagementRobert St Clair, head of investment strategy at Fullerton Fund Management, explores the reasons investors should be paying attention to the rising demand for healthcare in China.

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