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Fuelling MMF Growth in Asia Pacific

An Executive Interview with Paula Stibbe, Head of Global Liquidity Sales, Asia Pacific, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

In this edition, we are delighted to welcome Paula Stibbe, who took on the role of Head of Global Liquidity Sales, Asia Pacific at J.P. Morgan Asset Management earlier this year. As part of this move, Paula relocated from New York to Hong Kong, with regional offices in Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Sydney. In this interview, Paula talks with Helen Sanders, Editor, about some of the ways in which the regulatory environment is impacting on corporate investors’ cash investment strategies in Asia Pacific, particularly in their use of money market funds (MMFs).

How would you characterise the cash and liquidity marketplace in Asia Pacific?

Paula StibbeAsia Pacific (APAC) is still a relatively new market for cash and liquidity solutions other than traditional bank deposits which typically have been the most popular investment solution for corporate investors. Since J.P. Morgan Asset Management founded its Global Liquidity business in APAC 10 years ago, we have been committed to offering a similar range of investment solutions to our clients consistent with the options available in other regions. While the larger proportion of our client base continues to be multinational corporations headquartered in North America and Europe, we are seeing a growing number of corporations headquartered in Asia developing more diverse investment portfolios, particularly as awareness of investment solutions such as MMFs and customised separate account solutions increases.