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Investing in Asia: Grasping Corporate Governance Nuances Is Key

What do swimming scallops have to do with investing in Asia? A lot, according to S. Joyce Li, CFA.

Best of 2015: Asia Pacific Markets for Global Investors

Though global trade was growing at its slowest pace since 2009, East Asia remained one of the main growth drivers of the world economy. Over the last year we continued bringing you updates on industry developments in the Asia Pacific region, as well as insights from thought leaders from both the industry and academia.

Understanding the TPP: Recommended Reading

The 12 TPP member countries jointly produce 40% of global GDP and represent about 800 million consumers. How will the agreement affect your business? What will be the impact on the companies you invest in? We have put together this primer to help you develop a framework for analysis and zoom in on some of the key issues.

Best of 2014: CFA Institute Asia Pacific Investment Content

Asia Pacific is a region of invigorating growth, not only in terms of the economies in the region, but also in terms of membership and candidacies in the CFA Program. In keeping with these themes, here is the best of our Asia Pacific investment-related content from 2014.

Global Market Sentiment Survey: Asian Investors Concerned about Money Supply Contraction, Says Paul Smith, CFA

Paul Smith, CFA, managing director of the Asia-Pacific region at CFA Institute, discusses the 2015 Global Market Sentiment Survey with Channel NewsAsia.

What’s Wrong with the Asian Wealth Management Industry?

Why have some private banks in the Asia Pacific region grumbled about profit? Paul Smith, CFA, managing director, Asia Pacific global head, institutional partnerships, at CFA Institute, says it’s because private wealth business models in the region are not connecting with the needs of local clients.

Philippines: From “Sick Man of Asia” to “the Next Asian Miracle”

The Philippine economy has come a long way in recent years, but daunting issues remain. Can it sustain the momentum?

Reality Check: What Is India’s New Budget Telling Investors?

Earlier this month, newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration delivered its first budget. This bears serious attention as the budget is a good indication of the government’s focus and prioritization over the remainder of fiscal 2014 and the entire fiscal 2015.

Weekend Reads for Global Investors: Apple, Asia, and Ackman

It has been an eventful couple of weeks. S&P 500 is marching on to the tune of 2,000. Or should we make that iTunes? Apple reported second quarter results this week, and the iPhone was all the rage, especially in BRIC countries.

Take 15: Asian Family-Controlled Businesses: Dynasty Planning and Leadership Transition Challenges (Video)

Joseph P. H. Fan has spent many years studying, researching, and consulting with family-controlled business groups in Asia. In this interview, Fan discusses how an Asian family could best go about doing dynasty planning and set up a family governance and intergenerational transition framework. He also reminds the viewers of the common pitfalls and roadblocks that must be kept in mind while implementing this framework.



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