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By Min Ho
2 days ago
China has pledged to introduce new measures allowing foreign firms with WFOE structures to invest and market more freely. Investors are also being encouraged to participate in ...
By Bernadette Tio
2 days ago
Both JPMAM and Invesco will be relying on bank distribution to market their MRF funds to local investors, while HSBC GAM can call on its extensive branch network
By The Editors
2 days ago
In this video clip, Madeline Ho, head of wholesale fund distribution for Asia Pacific at Natixis, discusses fund passporting and the need to attract larger nations. Ho also ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 2 days ago
Money managers in the US are confident Greece’s default this week will not lead to contagion or impact the US Federal Reserve’s stance on raising interest rates.
By Richard Newell , Oliver Jones | 3 days ago
Z-Ben research head moves on; New CEO for BNPP Cardif; LaSalle IM's co-CEO retires; First investment post for M&G in Asia; China Alpha FM bags CEO; Colliers hires HK MD
By Toby Yiu | 3 days ago
Mutual recognition opened for business yesterday, but fund managers still have a range of operational issues to overcome. These include differences in Hong Kong and mainland ...
By The Editors | 3 days ago
In this video clip, Madeline Ho, head of wholesale fund distribution for Asia Pacific at Natixis, sets out the main challenges facing fund managers in retail distribution, and ...
By Min Ho | 3 days ago
As the government attempts to boost the stock market in various ways, China's fund industry association issues some supportive words of its own. But foreign analysts suggest ...
By Bernadette Tio | 3 days ago
Standard Chartered's global head of wealth management confirms the splitting of the global head of managed investments and global head of investment advisory roles within the group
By Min Ho | 3 days ago
Shenzhen connect awaits cabinet approval; Vietnam foreign ownership boost; Funds not too-big-to-fail; MPFA shelves adjustment proposal; Australia update on collective action
By The Editors | 5 days ago
AsianInvestor.net will be closed on July 1 for the public holiday celebrating Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
By Jame DiBiasio | 5 days ago
The US asset manager is looking at servicing retirement needs in Asia by building a regional retail investment business, Capital Group chairman Jim Rothenberg tells AsianInvestor.
By Min Ho | 5 days ago
Indices provider says that China equities' weighting could eventually become so great that the country will need its own stand-alone benchmark. And its Asia head expects ...
By Bernadette Tio | 5 days ago
Bank of East Asia is looking for the right time to participate in mutual recognition, but not when it launches tomorrow. Its products head says he has concerns over valuations ...
By Richard Newell | 5 days ago
While mutual recognition is being launched tomorrow, consultants have highlighted the panoply of alternatives. These could include an expanded QDLP, a liberalised QDII and the ...
By Bernadette Tio | 6 days ago
Standard Chartered will be taking part in Hong Kong-China mutual recognition, which launches this week. The bank is looking to offer renminbi and fixed-income products, its ...
By The Editors | 6 days ago
In this video clip, Northern Trust chief economist Carl Tannenbaum discusses Asian growth trends, China's economic rebalancing and the US response to the launch of the Asian ...
By Leigh Powell | 6 days ago
The US bank has tasked veteran Anand Selvakesari with running its regional consumer banking business out of Singapore.
By Oliver Jones | 6 days ago
Pharo Management has added to its Hong Kong office with hires of former Goldman and Mizuho staff. But the EM-focused $4.8bn hedge fund could face stormy months ahead as Grexit ...
By Toby Yiu | 26 June 2015
Rosefinch Investment, one of China's top 10 private fund companies, has established its first offshore office in Hong Kong. The move has highlighted the city's lengthy ...
By Min Ho | 26 June 2015
Hong Kong's securities regulator has publicly criticised the local stock exchange's proposals to introduce dual-class share structures. It means that HKEx's draft plan will not ...
By The Editors | 26 June 2015
In this video clip, Alexa Lam, former deputy CEO of Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission, sees great prospects in her home city becoming the financial hub for the ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 25 June 2015
Standard Life promotes investment chief; Natixis names Asia chief economist; JP Morgan appoints custody chief; SocGen gets new India head; JLL appoints corporate finance chief; ...
By Bernadette Tio | 25 June 2015
The private banking arm of Malaysia's largest bank aims to roll-out its Asian expansion this year, with the hiring of dozens of relationship managers, the opening of a London ...
By Toby Yiu | 25 June 2015
Hong Kong fund managers have laid out their plans to distribute funds in China, with the launch of mutual recognition just days away. Equity products are expected to be ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 25 June 2015
The asset manager comes out in favour of H shares, and says Hong Kong will disproportionately benefit from A shares' inclusion in EM indices. It also predicts more Chinese ...
By Bernadette Tio | 25 June 2015
Distributors in Asia face a future of having two mutual fund lists with passive at the centre of their portfolios, according to new research. It comes amid anticipated ...
By Leigh Powell | 24 June 2015
IL&FS Investment Managers has begun soft-marketing its first new fund for six years, saying India is entering a new peak period for fundraising.
By Oliver Jones | 24 June 2015
The appeal of Ucits and other fund structures remains strong among investors despite the lure of the upcoming Hong Kong-China mutual recognition scheme, say asset managers.
By Toby Yiu | 24 June 2015
Award of the licence to the first reinsurer and Switzerland-based firm represents China's bid to diversify its international investor base, say analysts. It is seen as a sign ...
By The Editors | 24 June 2015
In this video clip, Alexa Lam, former deputy CEO of Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission, says that Hong Kong needs to find a new purpose in the world as mainland ...
By Richard Newell | 23 June 2015
The Swiss boutique manager plans to triple its potential pool of Asia-Pacific clients, its regional CEO Ulrich Behm tells AsianInvestor. The firm is recruiting sales staff ...
By HSBC Global Asset Management | 23 June 2015
The prospect of US interest rate hikes has spurred fears of a potential sell-off in global bond markets. Asian fixed income markets have been relatively resilient, despite the ...
By Toby Yiu | 23 June 2015
Private securities fund firms have been given access to China's interbank bond market, but they face asset flight risk from investors determined to chase high equity returns.
By Hugo Cox | 23 June 2015
Valuations and uncertainties over economic profit drivers are undermining the appeal of US equities in the near term. Sluggish consumer spending and a strong dollar are adding ...
By Oliver Jones | 22 June 2015
The charity rock concert's latest gig showed off the talents of the financial services industry in Hong Kong last week. But fans might have to wait some time for the next show.
By The Editors | 22 June 2015
In this clip, the former deputy CEO of Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission sets out her views on China's structural imbalances and discusses her life since her March ...
By Min Ho | 22 June 2015
The Hong Kong bourse is consulting investors over current rules which ban dual-class shares, indicating it wants change. But it faces opposition from a group of large fund ...
By Richard Newell | 22 June 2015
Investors need to find new ways of assessing and benchmarking their exposure to the two great growth markets in Asia, said large asset owners at a recent forum.
By Oliver Jones | 19 June 2015
Edelweiss' successful first close of its new special opportunities fund has thrown a spotlight on the growing Asian appetite for alternative credit. Troubles in India's banking ...
By Leigh Powell | 19 June 2015
Asia Pacific records the fastest growth in high-net-worth population to overtake the US and is tipped to take top spot for overall wealth this year, finds new research.
By Andrew Foxwell | 19 June 2015
Natixis has restructured its emerging markets business, bringing its staff into one new autonomous unit. The new business aims to triple its AUM within five years and is ...
By The Editors | 19 June 2015
Top investors and fund managers gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Hong Kong on May 21 for AsianInvestor's 14th annual Asset Management Awards. Here we present a gallery of ...
Friends investment chief resigns; Manulife names distribution head; Vontobel appoints products CEO; BNP boosts NRI team; Alfi names new chairman; BNY appoints services chief; ...
By Bernadette Tio | 18 June 2015
The Japanese asset manager is looking at alternative ways of distributing its products in Asia such as through private banks, its Hong Kong head tells AsianInvestor. It also ...
By Min Ho | 18 June 2015
Technical issues delay SZ Connect; CSRC tightens margin lending; Japan sets out tax reforms; SFC mulls new legislation; Iosco urges less reliance on ratings agencies; and ...
By The Editors | 18 June 2015
AsianInvestor's webcast on data analytics reveals surprising attitudes and behaviour among our buy-side audience.
By Leigh Powell | 18 June 2015
Evidence of progress and sustainable growth combined with demographic fundamentals gives grounds for optimism about Indian asset management, says Crisil CEO Ashu Suyash.
By Toby Yiu | 17 June 2015
Fund industry assets have grown by nearly two-thirds this year, propelled by the surging A-share market, new data reveals. And on current trends, mutual fund assets could hit ...
By Oliver Jones | 17 June 2015
The UK real estate investor will develop high-yielding funds with the Chinese bank's private investment company in a bid to meet mainland demand for international property ...