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By Steve Price
1 day 5 hours ago
AZ Athenaeum plans to sell the products to accredited investors in Singapore as it strives to build its capabilities as a wealth manager in what it sees as underserved market ...
By Min Ho
1 day 5 hours ago
Genuine democracy in Hong Kong would safeguard the values that have contributed to the city's success on the world stage, and benefit China's long-term economic development.
By The Editors
1 day 5 hours ago
AsianInvestor will be closed on October 1-2 for public holidays for National Day in Hong Kong and Double Ninth Festival (Chung Yeung Festival).
By Hugo Cox | 1 day 5 hours ago
Evidence from Europe on the effects of banning inducements for distributors offers authorities in Asia important evidence as they consider how best to protect investors.
By Leigh Powell | 1 day 5 hours ago
If the pro-democracy demonstrations are not short-lived there could be repercussions for the city, which has become dangerously reliant on mainland China, industry players say.
By Min Ho | 2 days ago
Fund managers express hope a newly established self-regulatory organisation can bring clarity to cross-border issues such as Fatca and anti-money laundering rules.
By Jame DiBiasio | 2 days ago
The king of bonds, Bill Gross, didn’t settle for an amicable retirement. What does his departure mean for Pimco, for Janus – and for himself?
By Hugo Cox | 2 days ago
Ucits products designed in Europe for global distribution often make regulators in Asia uncomfortable, Lieven Debruyne tells a conference in Luxembourg.
By Steve Price | 4 days ago
Harvest GI loses VP; KIC to double research team; BlackRock promotes in consultant relations; SFC reappoints CEO; RBC hires ex-SumiTrust manager; eVestment opens Dubai office; ...
By Steve Price | 5 days ago
Changes announced yesterday by the Securities and Futures Commission herald stricter requirements for financial firms selling products and services to professional investors.
By Oliver Jones | 5 days ago
After making a big splash in 2012 and 2013, the region's biggest hedge-fund gathering not run by a prime broker is quietly binned this year, but was Diwali really the reason?
By Steve Price | 5 days ago
Splitting up assets across different markets and platforms in Asia could be problematic, argues Donna Cotter, the insurance firm's Asia head of wealth management.
By Jame DiBiasio | 5 days ago
AsianInvestor brings together independent views on everything from the China Dream to how technology is changing investment choices.
By Hugo Cox | 6 days ago
They prefer mutual funds over direct investments in less liquid markets such as Asia due to the expertise and cost effectiveness they provide, institutions tell a distribution ...
By Leigh Powell | 6 days ago
The US fund house is searching for a new Greater China chief executive after Desmond Ng resigned. He is poised to join a competitor.
By The Editors | 6 days ago
Allowing changes to investment guidelines can help fund managers position for interest rate rises and widening credit spreads, say institutions, but derivatives are still taboo ...
By Bernadette Tio | 6 days ago
The head of the Irish Funds Industry Association, Pat Lardner, points to the potential of loan origination funds for Asian investors after new regulation from the nation's ...
By Rupert Walker | 24 September 2014
This year’s rally in Indian stocks, fuelled by optimism about the country’s new government, could encourage wider take-up of exchange-traded funds.
By Steve Price | 24 September 2014
Aberdeen Asset Management expects to take control of Indonesia's NISP AM in November, when it will rename the fund house's products, add headcount, rebrand and move office.
By Steve Price | 24 September 2014
Structural weakness born of China’s 1990s industrialisation will be exposed when the US Federal Reserve removes its stimulus measures and the dollar strengthens, warns ...
By Georgina Lee | 24 September 2014
It will be the first commodity trading adviser strategy to be launched by Man Group's quantitative investment unit with Chinese partner Citic Securities.
By Steve Price | 23 September 2014
The firm launches five RMB-hedged retail funds with exposure to asset classes across Asia, Europe and the US, saying the universe is too limited for the world's largest ...
By Joe Marsh | 23 September 2014
A growing number of European families are putting offices in Asia with a view to diversifying their asset base and investment exposure. Fund firms and other service providers ...
By Joe Marsh , Steve Price | 23 September 2014
The $1 trillion French fund house's new subsidiary in Bangkok will launch today, headed by Prapatpong Weeramon. It was set up with an eye on the Asean passporting scheme.
By Steve Price | 23 September 2014
The UK fund house has appointed a regional product and strategy manager and is planning two new retail funds for launch in Hong Kong as part of its expansion strategy.
By Joe Marsh | 22 September 2014
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 | 22 September 2014
Nick Scott has joined the $127 billion Canadian asset management firm to head its Hong Kong investment team.
By Hugo Cox | 22 September 2014
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 | 19 September 2014
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 | 19 September 2014
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 | 19 September 2014
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 | 19 September 2014
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 | 19 September 2014
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 | 18 September 2014
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 | 18 September 2014
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 | 18 September 2014
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 | 17 September 2014
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 Joe Marsh | 17 September 2014
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 Bernadette Tio | 17 September 2014
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 Oliver Jones | 17 September 2014
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 | 17 September 2014
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 | 16 September 2014
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 | 16 September 2014
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 | 16 September 2014
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 | 16 September 2014
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 ...
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The withdrawal of bank market-makers in bond trading will:





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Drive investors to buy and hold
  11%
 
Exacerbate volatility, but no more
  22%
 
Lead to crisis in corporate credit
  11%
 
Cause an emerging market blow-up
  6%
 
The issue is being overplayed
  50%
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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