Roundtable discussions

Jan 15, 2015

Several fund passport schemes in Asia have the asset management industry buzzing, but there are critical issues that need to be addressed before the schemes take off.

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

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.

Mar 20, 2014

The awareness of Asian brands elsewhere in the world, and even within Asia, is low. The participants of our roundtable in Hong Kong discuss how they build and protect their brands in a region where, as one of them puts it, any two countries have as much in common as the Czech Republic has with Mexico. Chaired 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

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.

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Industry comments

Investing in tomorrow’s world

investmentAt times like these, HSBC Asset Management easily pivots towards emerging markets.

The spotlight on growth markets and the need to be nimble and dynamic is ever-sharper, given the difficulty in predicting monetary policy in the world’s major nations.

Sponsored feature: Navigating the complexities of FX execution and currency risk

A comprehensive, cost-effective, and transparent currency overlay hedging solution is crucial to mitigate FX exposure risks in the complex landscapes of Japan and China's FX markets, explains Hans Jacob Feder, PhD, global head of FX services at MUFG Investor Services.

Opinion

The emergence of AI-powered funds

Contradictory market sentiments from commentators have impeded the decision-making powers of the first wave of AI-powered ETFs, says Alvin Chia of Northern Trust Asset Servicing.

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.

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