Asia is an exciting and demanding region in all walks of
life, and none more so than for financial institutions. Speak
to an investment banker about prospects for growth of his or
her particular business, and it is likely that Asia will be
integral, and indeed will be the region where he or she sees
the greatest potential.
The demand for all kinds of financial products has grown
massively in the region in the last three to four years, and
that has brought increasing sophistication across all industry
participants – investors, product providers,
distributors and service providers. Increasingly, Asia is
dictating its own destiny, rather than looking across the globe
to developments in the US and Europe.
However, this growth and sophistication brings its own risks
and challenges, as shown by a number of responses in this poll
of bankers' counsel. Never before has it been so crucial for