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Speculation that China could be heading for a hard landing, or even a financial crisis, led to increased nervousness across the investment community throughout 2014.
Funds Europe talks to Philippe Seyll about Clearstream's China strategy and the importance of global connectivity.
As China opens its capital markets and promotes privatisation, asset managers such as BNP Paribas Investment Partners, see a chance to generate attractive returns for clients.
Expansion can be one of the greatest challenges, but also one of the greatest opportunities for a firm. David Raccat, head of global markets, and head of market and financing services (Asia Pacific) for BNP Paribas Securities Services, discusses the firm's strategy for becoming more global.
DataLend increased its offering in the securities finance data business recently with the launch of the Target 50 index. Ben Glicher, product owner of DataLend, explains what this does.
Regulation has pushed up securities lending costs and made beneficial owners more aware of risk. Firms such as BNY Mellon have responded with flexibility.