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By Toby Yiu
1 hour ago
With $11 billion having left A-share exchange-traded funds since September, industry players say some of it has shifted to the Shanghai-Hong Kong cross-border trading scheme.
By Toby Yiu
1 hour ago
China Asset Management is among five fund firms banned from launching products for up to six months as the securities regulator adopts a zero-tolerance approach to illegal ...
By Min Ho
1 hour ago
The head of Bank Consortium Trust says an automatic mechanism to determine levels of contribution to Hong Kong's Mandatory Pension Fund would solve several issues.
Permira's Asia chair to step down; StanChart recruits ex-SumiTrust executive; Manulife AM names Asia fixed-income CIO; Morningstar hires in sales; Loomis Sayles boosts EM team; ...
By Toby Yiu | 3 days ago
The mainland's nascent private securities fund industry is growing fast, with foreign institutions keen to access potentially high returns, but wary of the accompanying risks.
By Oliver Jones | 3 days ago
The head of the German firm's newly integrated alternatives group is hiring in Hong Kong and outlines plans to launch products.
By Joe Marsh | 3 days ago
Chinese investors may be pouring into foreign capital cities, but prime mainland real estate is cheap on a long-term view, says Frank Marriott of property services firm Savills.
By Andrew Foxwell | 3 days ago
Respondents to an AsianInvestor survey say their greatest hope for 2015 is continued US economic expansion, while an unstable Chinese financial system is their biggest fear.
By Toby Yiu | 4 days ago
China is tipped to expand the RQFII programme to up to 10 more cities this year and may approve additional quotas of up to Rmb200 billion, predicted Standard Charterd's Becky Liu.
By Min Ho | 4 days ago
Japan tackles governance; US targets systemic risk; China eyes tech laws; EU lobbied over FTT; Beijing clarifies margin trading; HK to extend offshore rules; Taiwan sets ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 4 days ago
The body for alternative investment education has expanded into China with the launch of a chapter, as it sees an increasing need for information about the asset class as ...
By Bernadette Tio | 4 days ago
Kasikornbank, Krungsri Bank and Phatra Securities are looking to add more third-party products to their private bank platforms as domestic demand rises for offshore exposure.
By Toby Yiu | 5 days ago
The head of the offshore unit of China's CIFM has tipped the scheme to start in the second half of this year. He outlined plans for tapping it as well for building business ...
By Oliver Jones | 5 days ago
While full implementation of capital requirement regulations could have a major effect on hedge fund financing, one in three are unaware of the potential impact, finds a new ...
By Joe Marsh | 5 days ago
The US firm wants to add specialist expertise and is also looking for sub-advisory partners, says Asia-Pacific chief Alan Harden. He also voices concerns about growing regulation.
By Andrew Foxwell | 5 days ago
Despite their growing wealth, the affluent middle class in China are failing to diversify their investments or move away from a traditional reliance on holdings of cash and ...
By Toby Yiu | 6 days ago
The Bureau of Labour Funds will select managers of real estate and infrastructure securities in the first half, as the $92 billion state pension pool moves to diversify its ...
By Min Ho | 6 days ago
Hong Kong's exchange has proposed circuit breakers for curbing extreme share-price moves, but the CIO at a big fund firm and CLSA's head of trading have criticised the idea.
By Joe Marsh , Bernadette Tio | 6 days ago
One funds veteran says the Asia Region Funds Passport will not succeed, while another argues it could prove the most important of the region’s three cross-border product ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 6 days ago
Hong Kong firm 8 Securities has set up what it says is the first such service in the region, amid projections that investors will pour onto such platforms in the next few years.
By Toby Yiu | 26 January 2015
Regulator under pressure to act as distressed Shenzhen property developer Kaisa faces court action from at least five trust companies attempting to seize its assets.
By Andrew Foxwell | 26 January 2015
There is a growing trend for fund houses to have locally-focused chief risk officers in Asia, given rising regulatory demands and greater business opportunities, say recruiters ...
By Leigh Powell | 23 January 2015
The Swiss bank’s asset management unit has appointed industry veteran Julie Koo in a new role as head of institutional distribution for Asia Pacific.
By Bernadette Tio , Andrew Foxwell , Toby Yiu , Min Ho | 23 January 2015
StanChart recruits from Julius Baer; Nikko AM taps BAML for strategist; Religare GAM gets new CEO; Barings appoints head of GEMs; Swift names heads of compliance and Asean.
By Min Ho | 23 January 2015
An official at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is sure the infrastructure developed for the trading link means it will thrive even if China fully liberalises its financial system.
By Oliver Jones | 23 January 2015
The rise of private equity co-investment in Asia risks leading to sentiment souring on the asset class, as many investors lack the skills necessary for such deals, say the PE ...
By Toby Yiu | 23 January 2015
One-third of mainland mutual fund houses and one-fifth of private asset managers plan foreign expansion, finds a new survey. It also points to their domestic ambitions.
By Jame DiBiasio | 23 January 2015
Appointed president and CEO of the CFA Institute, Paul Smith will use the platform to seek change among the biggest fund management companies.
By Leigh Powell | 22 January 2015
The city’s increasingly close relationship with the mainland has both positive and negative repercussions for the city, heard the Asian Financial Forum.
By Toby Yiu | 22 January 2015
Under a new scheme in Shenzhen, a subsidiary of China Southern Asset Management is the first to get a permit to sell an alternative investment product to its wealthy clients ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 22 January 2015
Emerging-market equity holdings have fallen sharply this month, with India a rare bright spot, according to the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch fund manager survey.
By Bernadette Tio | 22 January 2015
Stewart Aldcroft of Citi says Ucits funds will not be allowed to participate in Hong Kong-China mutual recognition in the next few years, despite a Luxembourg lobbyist's ...
By Leigh Powell | 21 January 2015
Providing life and health cover will change Chinese consumer mindsets, making them comfortable with less liquid investing, hears the Asian Financial Forum.
By Oliver Jones | 21 January 2015
A consortium of six global banks will target private banks with a network designed to boost price competition and transparency for structured products issued by different ...
By Joe Marsh | 21 January 2015
Now that central bankers seem comfortable with quantitative easing, there is likely to be more of it, says Curt Custard, head of global investment solutions at the Swiss firm.
By Andrew Foxwell | 21 January 2015
The firm has promoted Christopher Marquis to global head of private wealth solutions, taking over the position from Bernard Rennell, who remains Asia head of global private ...
By Min Ho | 20 January 2015
Xiao Gang, chairman of China's securities regulator, says mainland companies can expect more flexible rules when it comes to both domestic and overseas listings.
By Joe Marsh | 20 January 2015
The startling growth of credit in China is an indicator of serious asset-quality problems in the country’s financial sector, says Charlene Chu of Autonomous Research.
By Toby Yiu | 20 January 2015
Government employees will now have to contribute to the mainland public pension fund, and a proposed annuities scheme could lead to huge asset growth at insurers.
By Bernadette Tio | 20 January 2015
Ucits product is likely to be part of the mutual recognition scheme within two years, says the head of the Luxembourg funds association, despite a previous attempt to join ...
By Min Ho | 19 January 2015
The city's banking regulator is set to use a an as-yet-unused anti-money laundering ordinance to punish financial institutions for compliance failings, predicts consultancy EY.
By Cherie Marriott , Joe Marsh | 19 January 2015
New Zealand’s $21 billion state pension fund has been trimming positions in recent months, as it sees more threats than opportunities in the markets.
By Bernadette Tio | 19 January 2015
Having rebuilt its team following a string of departures over the past two years, the firm is now looking for talent to bolster its operations as it sets out to launch a string ...
BNPP IP appoints new India CEO; CIC loses private equity MD to Ontario Teachers; ARA AM names Australia chief; Credit Agricole appoints new HK private bank boss; Citi hires ...
By The Editors | 16 January 2015
We are accepting nominations for our fourth annual Korea awards for investment management. We have made changes this year to consolidate the process.
By The Editors | 16 January 2015
What will Year of the Goat hold for investors in Asia? We set out to ask and answer 10 key questions and have launched an accompanying survey to seek your views.
By Leigh Powell | 16 January 2015
The firm names Kirk West in a new role as head of international offices. He also replaces Andrea Muller temporarily as Asia chief as she relocates to the US, but he will seek a ...
By Joe Marsh | 16 January 2015
The $89 billion Bureau of Labour Funds has invited managers to run new global sovereign credit and equity index portfolios for three of its institutions, as it moves to ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 16 January 2015
The Swiss bank has opened an asset management arm in China without the usual joint-venture or wholly foreign-owned entity model. It says a partnership setup is more flexible.
By Hugo Cox , Andrew Foxwell | 15 January 2015
Ronald Wuijster, head of asset allocation at Netherlands-based APG Asset Management, outlines what it would take for him to invest more significantly in the region.
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China GDP slowdown
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US interest rate hike
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