Managers of Wealth - Asia http://apbankers.net/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 05:14:14 BST part of MediaG8way Group http://apbankers.net/ http://apbankers.net/assets/images/logo.png Managers of Wealth - Asia KohanaPHP Credit Suisse Looks Into the Future News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48885/credit-suisse-looks-into-the-future Supertrends are investment themes that link major secular developments such as political changes in the West Wealth and Asset Management China Everbright Bank secures nod for wealth management subsidiary News Aggregation Team Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48865/china-everbright-bank-secures-nod-for-wealth-management-subsidiary China’s wealth management sector has undergone a massive overhaul in the recent times. Wealth and Asset Management BNPP AM aims for new client segment in Malaysia News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48835/bnpp-am-aims-for-new-client-segment-in-malaysia The firm is in discussions with a local asset manager to white-label its products for retail and wholesale clients. Wealth and Asset Management Swiss Bankers Head for China News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48819/swiss-bankers-head-for-china The project has been received skeptically by the U.S. Switzerland's role isn't clear – the memo won't be made public until the pact is inked later this month. Wealth and Asset Management Asian Worries for Private Bankers News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48820/asian-worries-for-private-bankers Credit Suisse had $205.1 billion in client assets and 580 relationship managers at the private-banking business. Wealth and Asset Management Nomura: Refining the Wealth Management Proposition for Asia’s UHNWIs News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48829/nomura-refining-the-wealth-management-proposition-for-asiaamprsquos-uhnwis The firm focuses on ultra-high-net-worth-individuals and the upper end of HNWIs, tailoring advice and solutions. Wealth and Asset Management Australia's wealth takes half trillion hit News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48784/australiaamp039s-wealth-takes-half-trillion-hit "This combined with falling housing values and the uncertainty around the coming Federal election has the potential to further negatively impact household wealth." Wealth and Asset Management Are Crazy Rich Asians Really That Wealthy? News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48788/are-crazy-rich-asians-really-that-wealthy The region has the most billionaires and millionaires of any region in the world. Wealth and Asset Management Morgan Stanley pushes in Asia with hiring drive News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48792/morgan-stanley-pushes-in-asia-with-hiring-drive This typically results in a compensation to revenue generated ratio that is two to three times higher than under a discretionary model, a former private banker told the publication. Wealth and Asset Management Wealth Management in the Philippines: Opportunities and Challenges in Abundance News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48799/wealth-management-in-the-philippines-opportunities-and-challenges-in-abundance They both summarised Allfunds, its digital platform and its relevance for wealth managers in the Philippines and the wider region. Wealth and Asset Management Fadzli Shah joins MDEC Chief strategist officer News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48903/fadzli-shah-joins-mdec-chief-strategist-officer As an entrepreneur and investor, he is especially passionate about technology enabled disruption of low innovation industries. Executive Moves BlackRock names Tony Tang as head of China News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48915/blackrock-names-tony-tang-as-head-of-china He will start at the US company in July Executive Moves Financial software firm strengthens leadership News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48920/financial-software-firm-strengthens-leadership In his new role, Tremelling will be responsible for sales and client relationships within the firm's institutional and investment management business. Executive Moves T. Rowe Price adds investment analyst News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48922/t-rowe-price-adds-investment-analyst Tracey will report to head of research Ryan Martin, and assume responsibility for identifying opportunities in healthcare and real estate investment trusts for the firm's Australian equity strategy, which is worth $2 billion. Executive Moves OpenInvest appoints non-executive director to board News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48883/openinvest-appoints-non-executive-director-to-board Allen also said it was an exciting time to join the board, as the platform was well-positioned in a post-Royal Commission to meet investors’ needs Executive Moves Nikko AM announces six appointments News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48889/nikko-am-announces-six-appointments Together with Sayato and Abe, the six will constitute the manager's Global Executive Committee. Executive Moves Former super fund investment lead joins consultancy News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48891/former-super-fund-investment-lead-joins-consultancy Parlevliet will focus on enhancing the firm's services for major institutional investors in Australia, including super funds. Executive Moves Malaysia names new members to venture capital and private equity panel News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48912/malaysia-names-new-members-to-venture-capital-and-private-equity-panel The appointments were made by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and announced by Securities Commission Malaysia in a statement on April 16. Executive Moves Insurance expert joins $33bn super fund News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48879/insurance-expert-joins-33bn-super-fund This includes group risk insurance, general insurance and group income protection. Executive Moves East Capital Appoints Chief Sustainability Officer News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48913/east-capital-appoints-chief-sustainability-officer In this new role, she will join the portfolio management team for East Capital Global Emerging Market Sustainable. Executive Moves Most financial sector jobs will be impacted by technology so employees must reskill: IBF and MAS News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48918/most-financial-sector-jobs-will-be-impacted-by-technology-so-employees-must-reskill-ibf-and-mas It also highlighted the skills that each role will need to cope with the changes brought about by technology. Legal, Regulation & Compliance China UnionPay expands business partnership along Belt and Road News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48897/china-unionpay-expands-business-partnership-along-belt-and-road This is an important step in localizing overseas business, the Shanghai-based company said. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Bank of Japan expected to keep policy steady, may downgrade forecasts – Forex News Preview News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48905/bank-of-japan-expected-to-keep-policy-steady-may-downgrade-forecasts-ampndash-forex-news-preview As the global economic slowdown continues to drag on Japanese exporters, policymakers are in a bind as after years of easy monetary policy, inflation is far below the BoJ’s 2% target and growth remains sluggish. Legal, Regulation & Compliance The AIIB approves the membership of three African countries News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48908/the-aiib-approves-the-membership-of-three-african-countries These countries are Egypt, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan. Legal, Regulation & Compliance China, Japan Sign Agreement to Facilitate ETF Cross-Listings News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48909/china-japan-sign-agreement-to-facilitate-etf-cross-listings The ETF Connectivity Agreement was signed at a China-Japan capital market forum in Shanghai on Monday (22 April). Legal, Regulation & Compliance Switzerland set to sign Belt and Road MOU News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48910/switzerland-set-to-sign-belt-and-road-mou The move will likely take place during the state visit to China by President Ueli Maurer, Legal, Regulation & Compliance Japan and China Sign Agreement on ETF Cross-Investment Program News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48869/japan-and-china-sign-agreement-on-etf-cross-investment-program Nomura’s asset management unit will partner with China Asset Management to participate in the project, Nomura Holdings Inc. said separately. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Australia establishes agreement with Taiwan on tax and finance transparency News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48882/australia-establishes-agreement-with-taiwan-on-tax-and-finance-transparency Taiwan implemented 'Common Reporting Standards' in 2019, now recognized by Japan and Australia Legal, Regulation & Compliance Former NAB adviser charged News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48887/former-nab-adviser-charged It is alleged that between March 2016 and December 2016 Eung netted $166,500 from accounts held with MLC and Nulis Nominees despite the account holders not authorising the withdrawals Legal, Regulation & Compliance China to Amend Securities Law This Year News Aggregation Team Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48860/china-to-amend-securities-law-this-year Earlier this month, reports indicated that revisions to the Securities Law were expected to be adopted by year-end, amid a push to launch the new tech board in Shanghai this year. Legal, Regulation & Compliance China Delays Data-Onshoring Rules Until After US Trade Talks News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48911/china-delays-data-onshoring-rules-until-after-us-trade-talks The new regulations would require companies to localise data analytics processes in China. FinTech Technology to ‘Transform’ a Third of Singapore Finance Jobs – Study News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48919/technology-to-amplsquotransformamprsquo-a-third-of-singapore-finance-jobs-ampndash-study MAS and the IBF have released the findings of a new study on the impact of automation and data analytics on Singapore’s financial services sector. FinTech Fintech becomes strong enabler for Islamic finance News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48902/fintech-becomes-strong-enabler-for-islamic-finance Mahathir urged the country’s Islamic banks and financial institutions to invest in new technologies FinTech SoftBank Bets $1 Billion on Battered Payments Firm Wirecard News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48923/softbank-bets-1-billion-on-battered-payments-firm-wirecard Payments company’s stock whipsawed after allegations of fraud FinTech Why China’s Ping An OneConnect picks Indonesia for expansion News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48880/why-chinaamprsquos-ping-an-oneconnect-picks-indonesia-for-expansion Markets within Southeast Asia share similarities, such as the explosion in data usage, and are ripe for technological improvement to increase efficiency and lower costs FinTech Delayering AML – Ideal Test Field for Innovative Technologies News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48907/delayering-aml-ampndash-ideal-test-field-for-innovative-technologies These breaches highlighted the lapses in banks’ CDD FinTech Huawei, the Chinese tech giant accused of spying, released quarterly financials for the first time ever in a defiant move News Aggregation Team Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48863/huawei-the-chinese-tech-giant-accused-of-spying-released-quarterly-financials-for-the-first-time-ever-in-a-defiant-move Its net profit margin was 8% for the quarter, but the company didn't disclose its actual net profit. FinTech Japan to require crypto exchanges to bolster internal oversight: source News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48834/japan-to-require-crypto-exchanges-to-bolster-internal-oversight-source Following a series security lapses at exchanges last year, the FSA restricted use of less-secure “hot wallets” FinTech Value Partners set to launch Asia innovation fund News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48836/value-partners-set-to-launch-asia-innovation-fund The fund will focus on undervalued stocks of companies that are believed to be transforming their sectors. FinTech Crypto compliance startup Chainalysis raises funding from MUFG, Sozo Ventures News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48847/crypto-compliance-startup-chainalysis-raises-funding-from-mufg-sozo-ventures Chainalysis is known for its work in helping law enforcement, regulators, and businesses including banks track flows of cryptocurrency to spot illicit activity. FinTech Global M&A hit hard in first quarter, with trade war and cooling growth taking toll on Asia News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48896/global-mampampa-hit-hard-in-first-quarter-with-trade-war-and-cooling-growth-taking-toll-on-asia Deal value in China, which accounted for 46.6 per cent of Asia market, almost halved in first three months Alternative Investments Japan's mutual fund industry assets up 5.24% in first quarter News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48894/japanamp039s-mutual-fund-industry-assets-up-524-in-first-quarter The group, comprising 187 investment trust management companies as at April 1, typically publishes the figures without analysis. Alternative Investments Malaysia’s Islamic capital market nears 2 trillion ringgit News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48893/malaysiaamprsquos-islamic-capital-market-nears-2-trillion-ringgit Mr. Amiruddin notes that many Malaysian banks have been appointed as arrangers and managers for sovereign sukuk issuance in a number of countries Alternative Investments Conveyancing Developments In Europe, China, And The Middle East News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48892/conveyancing-developments-in-europe-china-and-the-middle-east Law firms with clients looking to invest in real estate abroad will be buoyed by the fact that despite considerable challenges Alternative Investments PE funds under new asset management regulations News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48895/pe-funds-under-new-asset-management-regulations The old capital raising channels have thus been restricted by the above-mentioned provisions. Alternative Investments New administration piques RRJ Capital’s interest in Malaysia News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48901/new-administration-piques-rrj-capitalamprsquos-interest-in-malaysia With many dealmakers remaining on the sidelines and observing the country’s investment landscape Alternative Investments Chinese investors head to Southeast Asia for acquisitions as they face rising barriers in the US and Europe, Baker McKenzie says News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48904/chinese-investors-head-to-southeast-asia-for-acquisitions-as-they-face-rising-barriers-in-the-us-and-europe-baker-mckenzie-says About 63 per cent of executives based in mainland China said they expected to increase international investments by more than 10 per cent over the next two years. Alternative Investments Japan Regulator Conducts Flash Inspections at Huobi and Zaif/Fisco Crypto Trading Facilities News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48906/japan-regulator-conducts-flash-inspections-at-huobi-and-zaiffisco-crypto-trading-facilities Data at Coinmarketcap.com indicates that Huobi is the 18th largest exchange according to “reported volume” and the 13th largest according to “adjusted volume” estimates. Alternative Investments Dewan expands footprint in South East Asia News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48868/dewan-expands-footprint-in-south-east-asia The company is committed to leveraging the firm’s experience in the Middle East to expand its footprint in South East Asia, a statement said. Alternative Investments Nomura CEO vows to stay independent, swiftly implement cost cuts News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48871/nomura-ceo-vows-to-stay-independent-swiftly-implement-cost-cuts Koji Nagai says he's not interested in teaming up the 94-year-old brokerage with MUFG Alternative Investments If you are a resident Indian, you need to report all foreign assets in your ITR News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48881/if-you-are-a-resident-indian-you-need-to-report-all-foreign-assets-in-your-itr Residential status in India is determined based on one’s physical presence in India in the current financial year and the preceding 10 FYs Tax Hafeez Sheikh disallows PTI’s tax amnesty scheme News Aggregation Team Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48866/hafeez-sheikh-disallows-ptiamprsquos-tax-amnesty-scheme It is unclear if Sheikh has formally joined PTI or not but it is very clear that he has rejected the design of the proposed tax amnesty scheme. Tax China releases new rules for its individual income tax reform News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48843/china-releases-new-rules-for-its-individual-income-tax-reform This article will introduce the important changes to the old IIT regime and discuss their implications for both employers and employees. Tax Govt to announce tax amnesty scheme next week News Aggregation Team Sunday, April 14, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48759/govt-to-announce-tax-amnesty-scheme-next-week PM Imran Khan had recently approved in principle the scheme that would help people legitimise all kinds of undeclared assets Tax Indian criminal tax investigation asks Guernsey for help News Aggregation Team Friday, April 12, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48710/indian-criminal-tax-investigation-asks-guernsey-for-help Probe follows a client whose hidden accounts were revealed by Wikileaks in 2008 Tax Significant Full Federal Court decision affects investment funds News Aggregation Team Friday, April 12, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48754/significant-full-federal-court-decision-affects-investment-funds The Federal Court in 2018 had ruled principally in favor of the taxpayer but a number of key findings of that initial decision have been reversed on appeal. Tax The tax evader, the auction and the multimillion-dollar mansion News Aggregation Team Sunday, April 07, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48608/the-tax-evader-the-auction-and-the-multimillion-dollar-mansion A last-minute bid to stop the sale had been launched in the Supreme Court Tax Kardar holds IMF responsible for tax distortions News Aggregation Team Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48435/kardar-holds-imf-responsible-for-tax-distortions Tax dodgers were declared as non-filers and that happened on the watch of IMF, added the former governor SBP. Tax Another tax amnesty scheme being prepared News Aggregation Team Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48419/another-tax-amnesty-scheme-being-prepared The FBR has already sent out notices to high-net-worth individuals whose names do not appear on tax rolls. Tax The growing tax havens in PH News Aggregation Team Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48371/the-growing-tax-havens-in-ph These tax havens are sprouting all over our nation, and they’re providing shelter to big businesses that are enjoying huge tax incentives and other privileges that are denied ordinary Philippine enterprises. Tax Compensation experts boost chief executive pay News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48921/compensation-experts-boost-chief-executive-pay The more a consultant is paid and the longer the firm retains the services, the more the chief executive is paid. Comment, Analysis & Research Hong Kong still attractive for bankers despite high living costs, senior headhunter says News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48870/hong-kong-still-attractive-for-bankers-despite-high-living-costs-senior-headhunter-says “Hong Kong is seen as a gateway to one of the most interesting and fast-growing markets at this time: China,” Jeyakumar said. Comment, Analysis & Research One third of job roles in finance may be impacted by automation: MAS-IBF study News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48876/one-third-of-job-roles-in-finance-may-be-impacted-by-automation-mas-ibf-study It covers 121 job roles - representing over 90 per cent of jobs in the financial sector - across front office, mid-office, back office, and enterprise functions in Singapore's financial services industry. Comment, Analysis & Research Golden Times in China - Gary Dugan Ana Hall Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48856/golden-times-in-china-gary-dugan Most striking was the efforts of China to enhance its green credentials. Comment, Analysis & Research Best advisers and BDMs in the industry recognised News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48823/best-advisers-and-bdms-in-the-industry-recognised The research house would determine the winners of these, while the victors of the categories announced this week would be decided by a panel of industry experts. Comment, Analysis & Research A great week at the GFI HKFC 10s with Mourant Fiji Army News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48790/a-great-week-at-the-gfi-hkfc-10s-with-mourant-fiji-army The quarter-final was a nail-biting match ending in a 7-10 win against Grove Penguins for the Mourant Fiji Army. Comment, Analysis & Research Hong Kong: HK maintains competitiveness News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48693/hong-kong-hk-maintains-competitiveness Some pertain to international trade and the WTO (World Trade Organization) framework. Comment, Analysis & Research Inbound mergers, acquisitions poised for growth News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48645/inbound-mergers-acquisitions-poised-for-growth The estimated figure would more than triple the total amount between 2009 and 2018 Comment, Analysis & Research Australia braces for an adviser exodus from the industry News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48669/australia-braces-for-an-adviser-exodus-from-the-industry The study suggested that the number of advisers in the industry in 2030 will be lower than is currently the case. Comment, Analysis & Research 10 women entrepreneurs making waves in the fintech space News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 09, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48640/10-women-entrepreneurs-making-waves-in-the-fintech-space Meet the women entrepreneurs who are at the forefront in the fintech space in India. Comment, Analysis & Research 'Serious concern': Union to take on CBA over job cut claims News Aggregation Team Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48858/amp039serious-concernamp039-union-to-take-on-cba-over-job-cut-claims CBA has labelled the claims on job cuts "misleading" and denied outright reports that it would close hundreds of branches. Retail Banking [Female Finance Leaders] Corporate Korea on track to welcoming more female leaders: Woori Bank executive VP News Aggregation Team Monday, April 22, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48861/female-finance-leaders-corporate-korea-on-track-to-welcoming-more-female-leaders-woori-bank-executive-vp But a turning point came when she found out that an opportunity to work in the loans department, a front-end post, had been taken away by a male supervisor. Retail Banking China Merchants in Talks to Replace Ousted Djibouti-Bank Partner News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48837/china-merchants-in-talks-to-replace-ousted-djibouti-bank-partner IZP Group’s Globebill Technology Co. was among third-party payment companies fined by China’s foreign-exchange regulator for violating rules on cross-border payments, Beijing-based Caixin Global reported in February. Retail Banking NAB bid to stop meltdown in mortgage broker business News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48767/nab-bid-to-stop-meltdown-in-mortgage-broker-business AFG says NAB has lost market share across fixed interest, investor, homeowner and refinancing over the past 12 months. Retail Banking World’s Fifth Largest Bank Confirms Launch of MUFG Coin for 2019 News Aggregation Team Monday, April 15, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48778/worldamprsquos-fifth-largest-bank-confirms-launch-of-mufg-coin-for-2019 After months of speculation about its proposed release date, Japan’s largest bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. has finally announced plans to launch its long-awaited in-house digital currency. Retail Banking 6 Islamic banks eye PH branches News Aggregation Team Sunday, April 14, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48761/6-islamic-banks-eye-ph-branches These banks could help provide financing for Halal projects and investments in the Philippines. Retail Banking Clime expands retail offer News Aggregation Team Friday, April 12, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48706/clime-expands-retail-offer “It’s becoming quite evident that self-directed investors, and especially self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees, want ease of access to professional investment managers, and that is what the OpenInvest platform offers,” Clime’s c Retail Banking Banking on a FinTech Future News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48697/banking-on-a-fintech-future Most customers will transfer funds, make payments and check account balances through their mobile app. Retail Banking Redefining Banking News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48700/redefining-banking She therefore welcomes moves such as the recent introduction by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority of the Faster Payment System, which connects banks and stored-value facilities to a new integrated payment platform, enabling instant transfers across Retail Banking Frequent withdrawals will impair your Employee Provident Fund News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48675/frequent-withdrawals-will-impair-your-employee-provident-fund The EPF corpus will help in your post-retirement life and for any emergency or special situation Retail Banking Banking on renewable energy - and the future News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48873/banking-on-renewable-energy-and-the-future Singapore banks OCBC and DBS's new coal ban is an Asian game changer, and one that sends out all the right signals Investment Bank Singapore’s OCBC seeks partner for China securities business JV News Aggregation Team Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48827/singaporeamprsquos-ocbc-seeks-partner-for-china-securities-business-jv Southeast Asia’s second-biggest bank by assets is talking to various firms that have shown an interest in such a partnership, he said. Investment Bank Veteran Investor With Family Pedigree Slams BOJ's ETF Buying News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48797/veteran-investor-with-family-pedigree-slams-bojamp039s-etf-buying “The BOJ indirectly becomes a shareholder of Japan Inc. as part of its policy,” Shibusawa said in an interview in Tokyo on April 11. Investment Bank Japan's bankers unhappy about their bonuses despite higher payouts News Aggregation Team Monday, April 15, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48781/japanamp039s-bankers-unhappy-about-their-bonuses-despite-higher-payouts Carlos Ghosn fiasco adds to country's image as stingy employers Investment Bank Macquarie Investment Management to acquire $12 bln in assets from Foresters Mitzi Limlengco Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48687/macquarie-investment-management-to-acquire-12-bln-in-assets-from-foresters The acquired assets will become part of the Delaware Funds® by Macquarie family of funds. Investment Bank MUFG looks to acquire more asset managers News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48692/mufg-looks-to-acquire-more-asset-managers MUFG has been the most aggressive Japanese lender in snapping up overseas assets, as it diversifies business and expands in markets such as Southeast Asia to counter rock-bottom interest rates at home. Investment Bank South Korean Banks Expanding Global IB Business News Aggregation Team Monday, April 08, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48622/south-korean-banks-expanding-global-ib-business It is planning to examine coking coal development, power plant construction and smelting factory construction projects, too. Investment Bank Japan's Nomura axing jobs and bank branches to cut costs by $1 billion News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 04, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48580/japanamp039s-nomura-axing-jobs-and-bank-branches-to-cut-costs-by-1-billion The target of cutting $1 billion in costs will be achieved over the “medium term” Investment Bank MUFG announces 2 of its subsidiaries will merge News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 02, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48510/mufg-announces-2-of-its-subsidiaries-will-merge With MUMSS and MUFG Bank serving as its shareholders PB Securities has provided asset management and other services to high-net-worth customers in Japan by leveraging MUFG's solid customer base Investment Bank Chinese economic growth may have bottomed out, UBS says News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 02, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48519/chinese-economic-growth-may-have-bottomed-out-ubs-says UBS forecasts that Chinese economy would expand 6.1 percent in 2019 as China's monetary policy easing and fiscal stimulus measures offer an improved macro outlook for the second quarter of 2019. Investment Bank As ESG products grow, greenwashing follows News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48924/as-esg-products-grow-greenwashing-follows Sustainable funds are multiplying, and Morningstar warns that some managers are only posing as ESG investors. ESG Thailand’s offshore funds up in Q1 News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48783/thailandamprsquos-offshore-funds-up-in-q1 Equity products continued to grow, led by global equity (13.5%), China equity (10.3%) and property – indirect global (5.7%). ESG Brunei’s drastic punishment becomes ESG issue News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48808/bruneiamprsquos-drastic-punishment-becomes-esg-issue Stoning for homosexuality, adultery prompts calls to boycott country's businesses ESG Research firm moves on ESG News Aggregation Team Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48806/research-firm-moves-on-esg Vigeo Eiris boasts products and capabilities based on ESG assessments and an extensive ESG database as well as specialised research and decision-making tools for sustainable and ethical investments. ESG Asia's largest impact network comes to Middle East with ESGRobo as first partner Ana Hall Friday, April 12, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48720/asiaamp039s-largest-impact-network-comes-to-middle-east-with-esgrobo-as-first-partner This marks the official opening of Middle East chapter for Asia's largest impact investing network. ESG IFC and HKMA strengthen commitment to green and sustainable finance Kris Borres Friday, April 12, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48735/ifc-and-hkma-strengthen-commitment-to-green-and-sustainable-finance “This continuing partnership with institutional investor HKMA supports IFC’s aim to share our expertise and the opportunities available for investing in developing markets,” said Philippe Le Houérou, IFC CEO at the signing ceremon ESG Hong Kong demands transparency on ESG claims News Aggregation Team Friday, April 12, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48745/hong-kong-demands-transparency-on-esg-claims The SFC’s goal is to enhance disclosure comparability between similar types of SFC-authorised green or ESG funds and thereby help investors make better informed decisions. ESG Asia lags West on sustainable investing—but is the most bullish about the future News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48690/asia-lags-west-on-sustainable-investingampmdashbut-is-the-most-bullish-about-the-future A global survey of asset managers and owners by BNP Paribas has found that while Asia Pacific lags other regions on sustainable investing, the region is the most optimistic that investments are heading in the right direction. ESG Top 5 Greenest Countries in Asia-Pacific News Aggregation Team Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48713/top-5-greenest-countries-in-asia-pacific Which countries in Asia-Pacific are the most environmentally friendly? ESG Global impact investment market rises to US$502 billion News Aggregation Team Monday, April 08, 2019 1:00 am http://apbankers.net/article/48627/global-impact-investment-market-rises-to-us502-billion Global market estimated at over half a trillion dollars, more than double the figure from 2018, based on data collected from over 1,340 institutional investors by GIIN ESG