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By Joe Marsh
21 hours ago
The Asia equities team and several other executives have left, including Singapore CEO Tahnoon Pasha. But the UK firm has set up a bond-dealing desk in the region and retains ...
By Jame DiBiasio , Joe Marsh
21 hours ago
Tackling fuel subsidies and appointing the right finance minister will determine Joko Widodo’s success as Indonesia’s new president. But for now, investors are upbeat.
By Min Ho
21 hours ago
European Commissioner Tilman Lueder points to better communication between the European regulator and Hong Kong's securities watchdog over fund supervision.
By Steve Price | 21 hours ago
Some market participants are unhappy about certain changes, including that there will be a cap on the amount that real estate investment trusts can invest in development projects.
By Steve Price | 1 day 21 hours ago
As Vanguard switches senior executives in Asia, regional head Shelly Painter points to the opaqueness of commission-based sales structures and calls for more disclosure.
By Min Ho | 1 day 21 hours ago
China eyes looser JV rules, to reform SOEs; Taiwan to raise quota for China institutions; insurance relaxation seen as property boon; and Luxembourg clarifies Ucits rules.
By Dr Insup Lee | 1 day 21 hours ago
Choi Young-Gwon, who joined the retirement fund last week, aims to substantially boost its international exposure due to unsatisfactory returns.
By Steve Price | 1 day 21 hours ago
The Securities Commission has filed a civil enforcement action alleging the seven artificially boosted the share price of DVM Technology in 2006 for their own profit.
By Elva Muk | 2 days ago
Despite media reports that two Chinese fund firms are close to setting up in London, industry insiders say high costs and a complicated approval process are big hurdles.
By Steve Price | 2 days ago
Kevin Wong arrives as head of sector solutions for Asia Pacific, following a regional management reshuffle in recent months.
By Joe Marsh | 2 days ago
The Asia head of Swiss private bank BSI, Hanspeter Brunner, discusses his firm's acquisition by Brazil's BTG Pactual. He says buying Coutts' overseas arm is not part of the ...
By Joe Marsh | 2 days ago
The Monetary Authority of Singapore is consulting on proposals aimed at increasing protection for buyers of certain non-conventional investments.
By Elva Muk | 3 days ago
Shenzhen Capital aims to put out its first mutual fund by the year-end. CEO Sun Dong-Sheng says private equity firms have an advantage over traditional managers due to their ...
By Joe Marsh | 3 days ago
The veteran private banker is said to be joining former employer RBC Wealth Management, having left Coutts earlier this month. RBS is reportedly considering selling the ...
Bank of America Merrill Lynch managing director Lee Morakis explains how dark liquidity sourcing works.
By Steve Price | 6 days ago
Inquiries from Chinese insurers about alternative assets are on the rise, with some readying to make commitments, says Richard Tan, head of private markets for Asia at Towers ...
By Georgina Lee | 6 days ago
Hong Kong should replace its unit trust fund-raising structure with an open-ended fund company structure if it wants to attract Chinese hedge funds to domicile in the city, ...
By Steve Price | 6 days ago
Amundi names Japan CIO; Fidelity boosts sales team; Credit Suisse hires China private banking leader; Lion Global fills chief strategist role; Pimco appoints Australia head; ...
By Yvonne Chan | 6 days ago
The Hong Kong private equity secondaries firm, which recently closed its second fund, expects a significant rise in the number of exits from PE investments from 2015. It has ...
By Leigh Powell | 6 days ago
In our annual survey of fund executives, Hong Kong overtakes Singapore as the most progressive regulatory regime. The next year will show if it can deliver meaningful progress.
By Joe Marsh | 17 July 2014
Eric Mogelof will transfer from the US asset manager’s New York office next month to take up the role. The firm is also set to name a new Australia head.
By Leigh Powell | 17 July 2014
Asia-Pacific head Peter Swarbreck says the firm is putting increased emphasis on emerging markets, with a new head of EM equity set to join. In Hong Kong he has hired a ...
By Min Ho | 17 July 2014
Trading stocks cross-border between Hong Kong and Shanghai is about to get easier, but that could mean insider dealing will as well.
By Steve Price | 17 July 2014
China has swung back into favour and sentiment has warmed on Japan, but investors have shifted out of Indonesia, finds Bank of America-Merrill Lynch’s fund manager survey.
By Joe Marsh | 16 July 2014
Eric Mogelof will transfer from the US asset manager’s New York office next month to take up the role.
By Elva Muk | 16 July 2014
Mainland equity benchmarks underperform because they contain too many state-owned enterprises and not enough private companies, argues Andy Rothman of Matthews Asia.
By Joe Marsh | 16 July 2014
The wealth heads of several big Southeast Asian firms spoke to AsianInvestor about their strategies for expanding in the region and some of the challenges they face in doing so.
By Georgina Lee | 16 July 2014
Luxembourg-based private equity manager Royalton Partners is not the first to offer a third-party platform for marketing PE funds in Europe under AIFMD, but it says the service ...
By Leigh Powell | 16 July 2014
In our annual survey of fund executives, sentiment towards mainland China is positive amid its relaxing outbound investment regime. Growth expectations for the market are strong.
By Georgina Lee | 15 July 2014
CSOP Asset Management's head trader expects the planned Shanghai-Hong Kong trading link to attract greater volumes to the Shanghai Stock Exchange and reduce issues over liquidity.
By Joe Marsh | 15 July 2014
High-frequency trading in commodities has declined against a backdrop of falling demand for the asset class, says industry veteran Mike Coleman. Still, his recently rebranded ...
By Min Ho , Georgina Lee | 15 July 2014
Hong Kong's pensions regulator has proposed introducing core funds with capped fees and more use of passive strategies, but not everyone sees the suggested changes as workable.
By Scorpio Partnership | 15 July 2014
Tighter cross-border rules, less arbitrary national government policy and improving returns at home are likely to prompt rich investors from emerging markets to move assets ...
By Steve Price | 14 July 2014
Buoyed by asset growth, but impeded by low yields and a lack of suitable assets at home, Asian insurers are turning their focus to overseas property, despite various challenges.
By Joe Marsh | 14 July 2014
The Japanese group’s wealth management arm aims to replicate its domestic model across Asia and boost the number of relationship managers by half. It has just put its ...
By Leigh Powell | 14 July 2014
In our annual survey of fund executives, allocations to alternative vehicles are forecast to rise at the expense of debt capital markets, with renewed appetite for Europe and ...
By The Editors | 11 July 2014
AsianInvestor’s annual ranking of the 300 biggest institutions by assets under management appears in the July edition. Here we list the top 20 and look at some of the ...
By Steve Price | 11 July 2014
Globally hedge strategies ended the first half with respectable gains, with India funds in particular surging on post-election euphoria. But China and Japan funds have posted ...
By Steve Price | 11 July 2014
Lion Global Investors' former CIO will next month take up the role vacated by Jean-Pierre Leoni, who is returning to France to lead Axa IM’s client management group in a ...
By Leigh Powell | 11 July 2014
Support is growing for economic integration between North and South Korea, with Shinyoung AM the first to launch an equity fund focused on firms potentially in line to benefit.
Neuberger names property portfolio manager; Natixis fills new sales role; Principal Global Investors adds Korea salesman; Towers Watson appoints HK MD; and Barclays creates ...
By Elva Muk | 10 July 2014
RQFII fund managers face increasing pressure from the pending Stock Connect scheme and narrowing onshore/offshore bond spreads, which could reduce the appeal of debt products.
By Georgina Lee | 10 July 2014
Managers are hopeful that India's new finance minister will lift the cap on foreign investment in domestic government bonds, which were over-subscribed in an auction this month.
By Min Ho | 10 July 2014
Though he admits Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management is later to the passive-investing party than its US rival, Michele Faissola sees room for players in other niches and talks ...
By Joe Marsh | 10 July 2014
The Chinese group’s Hong Kong securities unit has been reprimanded and fined close to $1 million for internal control failures.
By Leigh Powell | 9 July 2014
The city has seen a surge in money managed for global investors, as well as company relocations, expansion and new entrants – all seemingly spurred on by Hong Kong’s...
By Steve Price | 9 July 2014
Singapore's state investment firm had its most active year for new investments since 2007, with allocations going mainly to China, Europe and North America. Its portfolio ...
By Joe Marsh | 9 July 2014
The Singapore-based asset manager opened an office in Ho Chi Minh City in March with a view to developing the strategy, which will go live next month.
By Min Ho | 9 July 2014
Alfi, Amac ink agreement; BIS issues asset management industry warning; China tackles insider trading; Hong Kong regulator implements private banker framework.
By Elva Muk | 8 July 2014
Independent research analysts suggest ways portfolio managers can benefit from political and economic trends in China.
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What's in this issue

Top 300 institutional investors
Asian private banks on expansion trail
Stock Connect sparks worries over insider trading
Australia’s tug of war over hedge fund fees