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Accessing China Series
Clive Bellows - Head of Global Fund Services, EMEA, Northern Trust, highlights the organisation’s expertise and observations around the growing interest in cross-border investment into Asia, particularly China, the challenges that come with it, and how Northern Trust is helping international fund managers in overcoming these barriers. servicing roundtable that covered technology, anti-money laundering, and the revision to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.
Accessing China Series
Richard Pan - Chief Investment Officer, China Asset Management Company, delves into China’s economic transformation from an export and investment-driven economy to a domestic consumption and an innovation-driven economy; particularly in renewable energy, making products accessible for global consumers and attractive to foreign asset managers.

Accessing China Series
Angela Chang - Head of Global Custody Service Division, ICBC, compares and contrasts the four modes of entry into China for foreign investors – QFI, CIBM, Stock Connect and Bond Connect. With quota limits removed, cross border capital flow controls relaxed and just a tax commitment letter needed for repatriation, international investment in China has become infinitely more attractive.
Accessing China Series
Dan Wang - WFOE Service Manager, Custody Department, China Merchants Securities, talks about the two main forms of carrying out asset management in China: either via setting up a private fund company such as WFOE PFM, QDLP, QFLP or through a Mutual Fund Management Company. In general, the private fund license is much easier to obtain than mutual funds, so most institutions launch private fund business first and then transfer to mutual funds.

FundsTech panel 2021
Kieran Dowling, Head of Client Coverage & New Business Implementation, Northern Trust Luxembourg, talks to Funds Europe's Group Editor Nick Fitzpatrick about some of the issues raised in a recent Luxembourg asset servicing roundtable that covered technology, anti-money laundering, and the revision to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.
Luxembourg asset servicing
Kieran Dowling, Head of Client Coverage & New Business Implementation, Northern Trust Luxembourg, talks to Funds Europe's Group Editor Nick Fitzpatrick about some of the issues raised in a recent Luxembourg asset servicing roundtable that covered technology, anti-money laundering, and the revision to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

PGIM CEO on where the ESG flowers should bloom
David Hunt, president and chief executive of PGIM, tells Romil Patel about leading a top 10 global asset manager in times where “empowering and encouraging the kind of investment decisions as close to the assets as possible gets you the most power”.
AML compliance and the case for agility
Janusz Lorenc, CEO of Metrosoft tells FundsTech editor Nicholas Pratt why asset managers’ approach to anti-money-laundering and counter-terrorist financing compliance risk is leaving money on the table and why it is the perfect case for agile software development.

ESG In Focus
Funds Europe’s International and ESG Editor, Romil Patel, was the moderator for The Network Forum’s ESG panel discussion at its 2021 Annual Meeting. Panellists discussed how the ESG agenda is driving developments for both the buy and sell side.
Dan Wang - WFOE Service Manager, Custody Department, China Merchants Securities
Funds Europe speaks with Maria Lettini, executive director of the FAIRR initiative, about changes in global meat consumption, the threat posed by antibiotics in animal agriculture, and how investors are trying to make the meat industry more sustainable.

ESG in Focus at The Network Forum
Funds Europe’s International and ESG Editor, Romil Patel, was the moderator for The Network Forum’s ESG panel discussion at its 2021 Africa Meeting. Panellists looked at the big picture, ESG in the post-trade environment, driving data standards and how custodians’ responsibilities are evolving.
Specialist fund administration: The brain gain
Specialist fund administrators are growing rapidly, inline with the appetite for private capital investments, and this growth has seen them recruiting fund experts from the larger, traditional custodians along the way. Nick Fitzpatrick, editor of Funds Europe, and Keith Hale, executive chairman of TrustQuay, discuss why.

Accessing crypto assets with AKJ Crypto
Neal Mitra, CEO of AKJ Crypto, talks to Nick Fitzpatrick, Group Editor, Funds Europe, about how investors could access crypto assets in a regulated environment and what AKJ Crypto itself does to help with infrastructure.
The philosophy of a fund selector
Funds Europe interviews JB Beckett, author of #NewFundOrder. JB gives his views on fund selection, sustainability, fund governance, and AI.