Magazine Issues»February 2017

DinosaurGlobal custodians feel blockchain will strengthen their market position. But unless they use it to overhaul their service, rather than just refurbishing it, they could find their whole existence under threat. Nicholas Pratt reports.

Bruce McGloganIn the midst of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and in the wake of Brexit and the inauguration of US President Donald Trump, there is a near-deafening cacophony of noise and a seismic shift in investor attitudes, says Bruce McGlogan, Head of Product – Private Equity & Real Estate (Africa/Europe), Maitland.

Guillermo OrtizSince 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

The authors of The Fix, an exposé of the Libor rigging scandal, deserve praise for a gripping tale of greed and incompetence, says George Mitton.

Statue of ConfuciusBetter access for foreign investors and new onshore products mark a new stage in the development of China’s asset management market, finds Fiona Rintoul.

Zebra crossingMuch of what’s happened in China’s economy is not as eventful as you might think, says Andy Rothman of Matthews Asia.

Shenzhen skylineInternational investors now have better access to more than 800 Shenzhen-listed stocks thanks to a scheme that confirms Hong Kong’s place as a gateway to the mainland. George Mitton reports.

Demi DeremThe post-financial crisis era in Europe has ushered in a heightened focus on governance risk and transparency for institutional investors, as they seek to optimise their investment processes and stewardship of holdings.