A new government is to take office in Malaysia for the first time in its history. What does the fall of Najib Razak mean for investors in the country and across the region?
Tensions ahead of a poll in Korea, scandal in Malaysia, yet another vote in Britain – all reasons why political analysis is no longer an optional extra for fund managers.
The scandal at Malaysia's 1MDB did not help the reputation of sovereign wealth funds. With two further Asian SWFs in the works, the political risks that it highlighted are set to resurface.
1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal has raised investors' concerns and left Malaysia with what one fund manager describes as "astronomic reputational risk", among other problems.
Smaller private banks and hedge funds in Asia are prime targets for money laundering.