The need for professional development

Sandip Ghose, Director, National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), talks about the need for market-related and practical professional development for talent in wealth management.

Lack of on-the-job training stifling growth

Sandip Ghose, Director, National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), exposes the lack of prolonged on-the-job training in the financial services industry as well as unrealistic expectations from younger generations.

Skilling the next generation of wealth managers

Sandip Ghose, Director, National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), shares his views on how the new generation of professionals is not ready to spend few years investing in themselves but is unabashedly going after what is available now.

Completing ten years of solid growth in India

Swarup Mohanty, Chief Executive officer, Mirae Asset Global Investments, shares the reasons behind Mirae’s success story and also lays down plan for the immediate future.

Best of times for mutual fund industry in India

Swarup Mohanty, Chief Executive officer, Mirae Asset Global Investments, summarises the performance and development of mutual funds industry in India and what the future looks like for it.

Commerzbank - Bullish on Chinese equities in 2018

Franck Fayard, Director, Head of Product Engineering, Asia, Commerzbank AG, discusses the performance and attractiveness of Chinese equities and how they have created an innovative index to tap exciting sectors within the Chinese economy.

Leading fund gatekeepers discuss the options for 2018

Hubbis assembled an erudite team of product gatekeepers and fund selectors in Singapore for a discussion on a wide range of issues affecting their institutions in the foreseeable future, as well as reviewing some key investment themes for the year ahead.

Profile Software’s innovative solutions for banking and wealth industry

Profile Software is an international financial software provider that focuses on the banking and investment management sector, developing innovative and client-centric platforms for agile operations. Kostas Kotsiopoulos, Global Sales Director, spoke to Hubbis about the firm’s unique strategy and product offerings.

MBMG Group – Growing pains of the fee only approach

Paul Gambles, Managing Partner, MBMG Group, talks about the bold step of moving to a fee only wealth management practice and their experience so far.

MBMG Group – Thai wealth management evolving fast

Paul Gambles, Managing Partner, MBMG Group, shares his opinion on the growth of Thai wealth management market and how the regulators are playing a crucial role in the development.

A growing role for digital in HNW life insurance

Craig Ellis, CEO Singapore, Charles Monat Associates, talks about the potential reach of digital and technology in the life insurance space and how it may not adopt technology as wholeheartedly as other industries just yet.

An evolving marketplace for HNW life insurance in Asia

Craig Ellis, CEO Singapore, Charles Monat Associates, shares his thoughts about the expected innovations and changes in the life insurance space, especially in Asia.

An efficient and effective platform for accessing physical gold

Martin Huxley, Head of Precious Metals, Asia at INTL FCStone discusses the services offered by the firm with emphasis on their newly launched physical gold trading platform.

A growing interest from Asian HNW clients to buy gold

Martin Huxley, Head of Precious Metals, Asia at INTL FCStone discusses why clients should add gold to their investment portfolios, also explains the nuances of investing in physical and paper gold.

China puzzle unravelling for iFAST

Financial culture and regulatory issues are not deterring investment platform expansion plans.

Financial Simplicity – streamlining process and driving efficiency when managing portfolios

Stuart Holdsworth, CEO of Financial Simplicity explains how their technology solutions for the wealth management industry improve efficiency and address compliance to the client’s requirements.

Financial Simplicity – making the transition towards a more portfolio-based approach

Stuart Holdsworth, CEO of Financial Simplicity reveals the changes that the wealth management industry is going through and how a portfolio based business model is changing the game for advisors.

Doing wealth solutions the right way

Lee Wong, Head of Family Services, Asia at Lombard Odier discusses her long-term strategy for working with private clients, a factor that sets Lombard Odier apart from its competitors.

The future of online financial advice and mutual funds

Kunal Bajaj, the Founder and CEO of Clearfunds talks about the importance of high quality accessible advice throughout the Indian market.

Premia Partners – Value and quality investing for client portfolio

Aleksey Mironenko, Partner and Chief Distribution Officer of Premia Partners throws light on the concept of smart beta and its evolution and growth prospects in Asian markets.

Premia Partners playing in a niche space

Aleksey Mironenko, Partner and Chief Distribution Officer of Premia Partners discusses the razor sharp focus of the newly formed firm on Asian beta strategies and their immediate future priorities.

Capital Group remains true to its history – active, driven by fundamentals

When Robert W. Lovelace, vice chairman of global asset management firm Capital Group, met with leading investment professionals from private banks and wealth management firms with Hubbis at Hong Kong’s China Club recently, no one anticipated such a wide ranging discussion covering so many facets of geopolitics and global finance. It was a ‘closed-door’ discussion, but even the attributable comments provide some fascinating and thought provoking insights.

As private banks change DNA, Pictet thrives

Long-term strategy survives the test of time as Geneva-based wealth and asset manager bucks the trend by expanding in a contracting market.

For INTL FCStone the answer in Asia is atomic number ‘79’

INTL FCStone’s precious metals business has been growing apace, and the firm’s new web-based physical trading platform is bringing additional transparency and efficiency. As a Nasdaq listed company, it offers Asian clients the added compliance and regulatory standards of a Fortune 500 financial services organisation. Martin Huxley, Head of Precious Metals for Asia, expounded not just on the precious metals business, but on INTL FCStone’s growing footprint in the region.

ASK Wealth Advisors – enhancing the investment process

Gaurav Arora, CIO of ASK Wealth Advisors reveals the investment process and philosophy followed at ASK and how digital and technology are going to change the way the wealth management industry functions.

ASK Wealth Advisors – Great year in 2017 – what next?

Gaurav Arora, CIO of ASK Wealth Advisors provides a sneak peek into 2018 – What to expect and what it means for investors eyeing the Indian markets.

Silverdale extracts double-digit returns from Investment Grade bonds

Quarterly dividend on top of steady NAV increase sweetens the pot for investors

Japan: value in an expensive world

When Ruth Nash, a Japanese equities fund manager with J O Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM), sat down recently with leading Thai investors in Bangkok, her message was a positive one: the Japanese economy, under Prime Minister Abe, has got its mojo back while opportunities for value and income investors are abundant.

How Gold is Getting its Sheen Back

Discussed at a recent roundtable with OMGI in Hong Kong, gold is far more precious than the majority of us may believe, at least as an investment tool if not as a currency.

A simple and easy platform - a sophisticated engine

Asia is a hotbed for fintech innovation, and new and exciting startups are hard at work building technology to help the region and the world make smarter financial decisions. Michele Ferrario, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, StashAway explains what his firm does and its value proposition.

Using technology to drive better outcomes for clients

In an interview with Hubbis, Michele Ferrario, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the business explains how their business came to be and what it aims to do.

How to navigate markets with no margin of safety

As asset managers face a market with no margin of safety, choosing the right investments for their portfolio becomes a challenge. Ben Leyland, Senior Fund Manager, JOHCM Global Opportunities Fund shares his views on the market and discusses what their strategy is likely to be in the near future.

The industry seeks new direction and regulator’s strategic leadership

Regulatory deceleration and obsession with profit-only mentality taking its toll on customer care and advancement.

Health protection needs reality transfusion

The “Baby Boomers” are now retired but have active lives and want to enjoy activities. This is one of the recurring problems facing the insurance industry as it seeks to find answers to current and future customer needs.

Lucerne betting on debt winner Down Under

Unique fund aims to cash in on topping up property loans while sister fund takes a solid stance with small caps

Everyone needs life insurance

Insurance is a unique product and can help every kind of investor in one way or another. In a conversation with Hubbis, Walter de Oude, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Life explains why high net worth (HNW) clients need insurance and how it can help them

Generali’s HNW product offering

High Net Worth (HNW) individuals could benefit a lot from insurance products. In an exclusive interview with Hubbis, Thomas Young, Head of High Net Worth Business, Generali discusses what his company brings to clients in Asia

Age-old problem a thorn for insurers

Aging has been a thorn in the side of insurers since ink dried on the first life insurance policy centuries ago – and it is a problem that isn’t going to go away anytime soon.

OMGI expanding distribution channel in Asia

Asset management is an exciting business to be in, especially as markets flourish. In an exclusive interview with Hubbis, Carol Wong, Managing Director, Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) highlights what has worked for her business in Asia this year and discusses how she plans to help the business grow in the future

Insurance key to structuring Asian wealth

High Net Worth individuals use insurance for more than just their protection needs. In a conversation with Hubbis, Walter de Oude, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Life explains how Asian clients are using variants of the product to structure their wealth and provide for future generations

‘Build windmills, not walls’ insurers urged by Sneader

Life insurers face a changing landscape over the next five years as the dual impact of globalisation and digital technology grips the industry, according to speakers and panel members during the opening sessions of the 28th annual Pacific Insurance Conference in Hong Kong.

Excitement and drama kicks off PIC 2017

Thunderous drum recital at a time normally reserved for morning coffee and casual conversation marked the opening of Pacific Insurance Conference 2017 in Hong Kong