China Report 2015

ShanghaiAsset managers will soon be able to sell Hong Kong funds in mainland China and vice versa. What is the future of this scheme? George Mitton reports.

Human arrowAberdeen Asset Management is the latest firm to set up a wholly foreign-owned entity (WFOE) in China. George Mitton talks to TF Cheng of BNP Paribas Investment Partners, which set up its WFOE a year ago.

Tiananmen buildingThe Chinese government has repeatedly bailed out state-owned enterprises to stop them defaulting on loans, a habit that confounds bond prices. Dave Waller reports.

Rice paddockIndex compiler MSCI vows that volatility won’t affect its decision on adding A-shares to the Emerging Markets index. George Mitton reports.

Bing LiBing Li, from the European asset management unit of the world’s largest bank, is hopeful that European investors will favour its bond funds.

RenminbiThe chaos in China’s stock market this summer led some pessimistic analysts to predict a financial crisis. Dave Waller finds that there are positive signs amid the dark clouds.

Buildings on rocksThe collapse in China’s stock market this summer shook world markets and caused panic across Asia. George Mitton examines how the asset management world sought to understand the chaotic events.

The crash in share prices may have unnerved some investors, but the Chinese authorities are continuing with their plans for renminbi internationalisation and mutual fund recognition. We asked a number of experts for their views.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

JERSEY INTERVIEW: ‘A steady sort of place’

Mar 21, 2017

The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: The issue is perception

Mar 21, 2017

Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.

ASSET SERVICING ROUNDTABLE: Under pressure

Mar 07, 2017

Funds Europe speaks to leading Luxembourg industry figures about the growing regulatory demands on asset servicers and how to remain profitable in spite of major investments in technology.