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By Joe Marsh
13 hours ago
With Alexa Lam expected to retire in March, Hong Kong’s securities regulator is mulling how to replace her, sources say. Some predict the mutual recognition scheme will ...
By Joe Marsh
13 hours ago
Nick Scott has joined the $127 billion Canadian asset management firm to head its Hong Kong investment team.
By Hugo Cox
13 hours ago
They identify three obstacles to a pick-up in liquid e-trading of EM fixed income in the secondary market, and suspect only consolidation among providers can offer a solution.
By Steve Price | 3 days ago
Changes at the top at CIC; KWAP appoints new CIO; PineBridge names deputy president for Japan; RBC WM fills Greater China roles; BNP Paribas boosts securities services team; ...
By Toby Yiu | 3 days ago
Pending licence approval, the international arm of China’s Harvest Fund Management is preparing to open a London office up early next year as a gateway to sell products ...
By Leigh Powell | 3 days ago
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is examining internal and external candidates to lead its long-term growth portfolio after the incumbent head quit.
By Leigh Powell | 3 days ago
The British territory’s financial services minister visited Hong Kong to promote its profile as a funds jurisdiction to niche Asian managers seeking access to the EU ...
By Min Ho | 3 days ago
HKMA seeks RMB cap removal; BIS issues EM warning; London RQFII quota awarded; Shanghai FTZ head removed; HK to join OECD tax-data scheme; US allows hedge funds to advertise; ...
By Bernadette Tio | 4 days ago
While banks remain dominant, their share is shrinking, along with insurers', at the hands of IFAs/online and direct sales. Managers are targeting Singapore private banks for ...
By Oliver Jones , Steve Price | 4 days ago
Expectations of Chinese and European growth are waning amid worries over US stimulus being scaled back, according to Bank of America-Merrill Lynch's September fund manager survey.
By Leigh Powell | 4 days ago
The acquisitive Japanese fund house is scouting for expansion opportunities in several Asian markets, while also seeking to roll out its multi-asset capabilities globally.
By Steve Price | 5 days ago
UK-based Old Mutual Global Investors is installing an Asian equity team in Hong Kong, including a new head, and is bringing the management of two equity funds in-house.
By Bernadette Tio | 5 days ago
The firm has set up an RMB bond investment and trading team in Hong Kong and moved its China long/short equity professionals from Geneva to the same city. It is also preparing ...
By Joe Marsh | 5 days ago
The alternatives manager is expanding its marketing team as it moves to launch Asia-tilted multi-asset products and a China A-share fund. It has also made staff cuts due to its ...
By Oliver Jones | 5 days ago
They have risen 7.26% to date this year, stirring expectations of stronger inflows, while long/short equity funds lead capital-raising, find two reports.
By Toby Yiu | 5 days ago
The nation’s second largest fund manager has named Tang Xiaodong as chief compliance officer, although media speculation suggests he will transition into the general ...
By Steve Price | 6 days ago
As Stock Connect and a trading link between the Lion City and Taiwan looms, Singapore Exchange's head of sales argues that Hong Kong and Taiwan are not really offshore centres ...
By Bernadette Tio | 6 days ago
BNP Paribas Investment Partners' new Hong Kong chief spoke about the the wholly owned foreign entity the firm is setting up in Shanghai. It has also won an RQFII licence in Paris.
By Leigh Powell | 6 days ago
Lack of volatility in foreign exchange markets and certain asset classes this year has driven investment into fixed income and multi-asset funds. Private banks want to fight ...
By Toby Yiu | 6 days ago
Growing maturity has seen asset owners in China diversifying into alternatives and gaining confidence about what they’re seeking from external managers.
By Toby Yiu , Leigh Powell | 15 September 2014
A public pension fund and two Asian sovereign wealth funds outline different approaches to third-party asset managers, but all rely on them for private markets.
By Min Ho | 15 September 2014
The US private equity firm has hired its first Hong Kong-based fundraising executive. He was previously North Asia head of institutional business at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
By Bernadette Tio | 15 September 2014
The new Japan CEO of BNP Paribas Investment Partners told AsianInvestor the firm plans to revamp its business strategy and forge closer ties with the group's investment bank ...
By Min Ho , Jing Song | 12 September 2014
Vanguard fills new Greater China head role; Axa IM poaches from HSBC; M&G Real Estate adds in Japan; Dagong opens in HK; Citi names private bank head; Mizuho fills debt sales ...
By Leigh Powell | 12 September 2014
Inexperience, fear of failure and China’s correlation with growth markets are among the hurdles, finds AsianInvestor's forum. We hear what insurers want from external ...
By Henderson Global Investors | 12 September 2014
Leopold Arminjon, manager of Henderson's Horizon Pan European Alpha Fund, talks about the importance of stock-picking and active management of a portfolio's net and gross ...
By Joe Marsh | 12 September 2014
Asset managers have been busy expanding their distribution teams in Asia, and Eastspring Investments is the latest to do so, appointing Monique Tse to a newly created role.
By Steve Price | 12 September 2014
The securities regulator has instituted proceedings against five former executives of Hong Kong conglomerate Citic, alleging market misconduct conducted in 2008.
By Rupert Walker , Joe Marsh | 12 September 2014
Hong Kong's Hospital Authority Provident Fund and conglomerate Jardine Matheson discuss how they are positioning their fixed income portfolios in light of expectations of ...
By Joe Marsh | 11 September 2014
The Japanese asset manager has set up a private equity joint venture, which may stimulate competition between Shenzhen and Shanghai and herald more such deals, said Z-Ben Advisors.
By Steve Price | 11 September 2014
As Natixis Global Asset Management expands its range of retail Ucits funds in Asia, the firm points to increased interest in alternative funds with daily liquidity. Others ...
By Min Ho | 11 September 2014
Henry Wong joins Elke Schoeppl-Jost, his former boss at BEA Union Investment, at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, which aims to expand its Asian bond fund range.
By Thomson Reuters | 11 September 2014
Stephan Flagel, head of indices, stresses the importance of technology, turnaround times and compliance for Thomson Reuters' bespoke index services.
By T. Rowe Price | 10 September 2014
Mike Della Vedova, head of European high-yield at T. Rowe Price, gives his views on recent developments in Europe's bond markets.
By Bernadette Tio | 10 September 2014
Moves by Taiwan to tighten rules on foreign fund houses reflect a trend for governments in Asia to seek to strengthen their local fund industries, says the research house.
By Leigh Powell | 10 September 2014
The firm is striving to build out its wholly foreign-owned enterprise on the mainland and seeking regulatory permission to become a registered private fund management company.
By Bernadette Tio | 10 September 2014
Vietnam equities are on a tear, but US asset manager Invesco still has zero allocation to the market, despite bullishness among local players.
By Joe Marsh | 8 September 2014
The Monetary Authority of Singapore is said to be exploring options for implementing rules that would put family offices on a firmer legal footing. But the regulator denies it ...
By Hugo Cox | 8 September 2014
Managers of emerging market corporate debt have mixed views on the role FX moves will play amid the flood of US dollar issuance coming out of China’s property sector.
By Georgina Lee | 8 September 2014
As China opens its capital account, the country's foreign investor quota system is seen as declining in importance. In the second of two articles, AsianInvestor examines how ...
By Min Ho , Joe Marsh , Bernadette Tio | 5 September 2014
Adia names global equities head; Franklin Templeton builds in multi-asset; ABN Amro PB replaces Asia chief; Ascalon names Australia head; Maples makes acquisition and Credit ...
By Min Ho | 5 September 2014
The scheme could create the world's second largest market by capitalisation, argues Goldman Sachs' China strategist, pointing to mainland sectors it expects to benefit.
By Steve Price | 5 September 2014
Asian real estate investors are growing more choosy, regaining their appetite for riskier assets and looking abroad in a search for returns, say M&G Real Estate and Deutsche ...
By Leigh Powell | 5 September 2014
Relationship managers need to be convinced of the benefits of funds as client solutions and that requires focused training, say senior bankers who identify a correlation ...
By Hugo Cox | 5 September 2014
Federal Reserve tightening could spark panic selling by EM bond holders, with price volatility exacerbated by an increase in duration caused by hunt for yield, forecasts ...
By The Editors | 4 September 2014
We outline the expansion of European family offices to Asia, hear from private bank fund selectors, consider calls for a technical turn to emerging market equities, explore ...
By Min Ho | 4 September 2014
With the big banks calling the shots on fund distribution in China and joint ventures losing favour, some asset managers may look to white-label products, says the Asia head of ...
By Bernadette Tio | 4 September 2014
Many of the operational guidelines fall under each local jurisdiction, which could lead to delays and duplication. Time-to-market and costs are seen as potential obstacles.
By Georgina Lee | 4 September 2014
As China opens its capital account, the country's foreign investor quota system is being seen as declining in importance. In a two-part series, AsianInvestor examines how prime ...
By Steve Price | 4 September 2014
The region's weighting in the top 300 funds globally has been shrinking for three years, but this underperformance is not predicted to last, finds research from Towers Watson.
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European family offices set up in Asia
Private bank fund selection focus
Time for a technical turn to emerging markets?
HK-Shanghai Stock Connect: key issues