Kumar takes over from Suraj Mishra who has moved on to become regional director of partnership distribution at Prudential Corporation Asia.
Chandu Bhindi moves to CSFB in Sydney to become head of capital management.
Investing in the US capital markets has never been more necessary - or more risky, says Singaporean official.
Minoru Shinohara, Nomura''s head of Asian investment banking, discusses the firm''s expansion plans for the region.
In a wide-ranging interview, Michael Benson looks at opportunities and risks in Asia.
Regulators are due to release final details for the scheme before it goes live on December 1 that will determine whether global custodians enter the market.
After a bad year the Asian operations are profitable, but the firm''s commitment to the region remains unknown.
Service providers hope by presenting the government with one face, they can more effectively shape changes to retirement asset regulations.
BT reorganization revives speculation over the future of its Asian assets.
Hong Kong''s new retirement scheme is one of the few things that the city''s workers are not queuing up for.
Market leader China Telecom is negotiating to acquire seven mobile telephone networks from its parent, as domestic competition heats up and foreign operators prepare to enter after China''s WTO debut.