DBS's Pierre DeGagne explains the rationale behind having a slimmer funds platform and the challenges of getting clients to implement investment ideas in their portfolios at the right time.
Pierre DeGagne explains the fund selection process of DBS Private Bank, the importance of spotting behavioural biases and how those biases can undermine fund selection.
The private bank is bringing in a bond market veteran as chief investment officer, with the current incumbent set to take on another role.
The Swiss private bank is understood to have lured an executive from BlackRock to succeed Johann Santer, who joined Fidelity International last month.
A lack of scale in Singapore and the problems of trying to sell funds with no distribution costs or adviser commissions are seen as key reasons for Vanguard closing the office.
Digital distribution platforms could offer alternatives to fund passporting in Asia, but they may struggle in the face of regulatory scrutiny, say some experts.
A senior executive will switch from Eastspring Investments, part of UK-based Prudential, to replace Paul Wilson as insurers in Asia look to develop their offerings for wealthy clients.
Investment returns and store of value are key factors behind their interest, according to Capgemini's annual wealth report. But are wealth managers ready to aid them?
It is increasingly difficult to capture the breadth of experience necessary to deliver a holistic advice service to families, say family office experts.
Jansen Phee of UBS Wealth Management discusses how the Swiss private bank decides to remove fund products from its funds platform.
The head of UBS's fund selection for Asia discusses how the Swiss bank combines qualitative fund analysis with quantitative performance to hone in on preferred products.
Impact investment offerings created by private banks are not always tailored for Asian high-net-worth individuals, a family office executive said at the Family Office Forum held last week.
More sanctions related to investment product sales are expected after the Hong Kong unit of Chinese wealth manager Noah was fined last week. Fund houses should be concerned too.
Despite the hype, fintech remains of little use in helping family offices cope with the issues of rising compliance burdens, delegates heard at AsianInvestor's Family Office Forum.
The Chinese institution is close to becoming one of the world's biggest private banks by assets under management, a survey by Scorpio Partnership shows.
Sustainable portfolios and impact investing are gaining ground with Asian investors, although the pace remains slower than in the rest of the world, wealth experts said.
Product distributors in Asia are seen to be eyeing more factor, income and alternative strategies, with equity volatility expected to remain high and interest rates set to rise.
The head of wealth management products at Beijing-based CreditEase discusses portfolio recommendations for 2018 and how the company builds relationships with clients.
With $15 billion under management, the Chinese group's wealth management arm employs a rigorous screening process to pick managers, with a focus on alternative investments.
Wealthy Thai investors are seeking out advisors who can manage money onshore as foreign investment restrictions are eased and political calm returns, wealth managers said.