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ANZ loses private banking chief; Aberdeen makes property hire; UBP's Asia head to leave; AMP makes multi-strategy changes; General Atlantic's SE Asia head departs; Mercer makes ...
By Richard Newell
21 hours ago
Li Keqiang has called for more private banking licences to be issued, in a speech to the National People's Congress. He also made promising references to the launch of ...
By Bernadette Tio
21 hours ago
HSBC Securities Services is to use its new custody licence to win business from Chinese insurers, but it has been warned the fiercely competitive domestic market will be tough ...
By Toby Yiu | 21 hours ago
The $92 billion Bureau of Labour Funds has invited fund managers to submit proposals for global real estate and infrastructure mandates, in a move to boost alternatives to 6% ...
By The Editors | 1 day 21 hours ago
Here is a guide detailing the information that AsianInvestor’s editors are looking for to help in our decision-making for this year’s Asset Management Awards.
By The Editors | 1 day 21 hours ago
AsianInvestor announces the second part of its Asset Management Awards, for investment performance. This is open to public long-only, hedge and private firms.
By Min Ho | 1 day 21 hours ago
Hedge and PE funds could be considered systemically important financial institutions and have onerous capital requirements placed on them, suggests a new report by international...
By Oliver Jones | 1 day 21 hours ago
India's recent budget clarified tax regulations on real estate investment trusts but this may not be enough to compete with Singapore, which is consolidating its strong ...
By Bernadette Tio | 2 days ago
Australia has been a cheerleader for the upcoming passporting scheme, but industry players have claimed the country's taxation arrangements represent the biggest hurdle to its ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 2 days ago
Hugh Young has despaired at the increasing popularity of passive investment products, but he told AsianInvestor that the rising trend can be advantageous for active managers.
By Min Ho | 2 days ago
An American financial watchdog has been warned that classifying US asset managers as 'systemically important financial institutions' could seriously impair the growth of Asia's ...
By Joe Marsh | 2 days ago
Recent moves by Singapore's bourse should help boost liquidity, says Huw Gronow of Principal Global Investors. Meanwhile, the firm may look to trade equity derivatives and ...
By Toby Yiu | 3 days ago
A craze to digitise the lunar new year tradition of handing out lucky money in red envelopes is seen as a catalyst for internet and fund firms to link to savings schemes via ...
By Min Ho | 3 days ago
A government committee has recommended that Hong Kong's land fund be used to create a sovereign cash pool to be managed by HKMA with a focus on private equity and real estate.
By Bernadette Tio | 3 days ago
The Asia Region Funds Passport scheme has published detailed draft rules and operational arrangements after incorporating industry feedback from a consultation process.
By Min Ho | 3 days ago
She is widely praised for landmark cross-border initiatives and improving cooperation and transparency after exiting Hong Kong's securities regulator. But there was some ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 4 days ago
Hugh Young, Asia chief at Aberdeen Asset Management, welcomes board changes at Standard Chartered, but questions the need to replace its Asia CEO as he sees it as too top-heavy.
By Toby Yiu | 4 days ago
Under-provisioned fund firms could be hard hit after authorities unveiled a 10% capital gains tax on QFII and RQFII investments retrospectively, sparking fears it could deter ...
By Dr Insup Lee | 4 days ago
The $430 billion National Pension Service has pledged to initiate investment into hedge funds before the end of this year, likely into global FoHFs to begin with in developed ...
By Min Ho , Oliver Jones , Bernadette Tio | 27 February 2015
PineBridge hires ex-Pimco Asia head; BAML boosts Japan research; Pindan Capital shuffles team; CBRE appoints Europe hotels head; and Milbank recruits partner from Allen & Overy.
By Leigh Powell | 27 February 2015
The asset manager's COO, Frederick Reidenbach, says that while outsourcing back-office functions has allowed it to streamline headcount, it also risks slowing down product ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 27 February 2015
The exits of Standard Chartered's chief executive and Asia CEO were said to be the result of pressure from major shareholders including Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek.
By The Editors | 27 February 2015
In the final extract of our video interview with Sophia Cheng, the Cathay Financial CIO outlines how its perception of risk has evolved and what it hopes to see in Asian bond ...
By Min Ho | 27 February 2015
New regulations surrounding Chinese asset sales are designed to punish tax evasion, although EY warns that the trickiest part will be the onerous reporting requirements.
By Bernadette Tio | 26 February 2015
The firm's new head of Hong Kong and China retail, Eddy Wong, wants to partner foreign bank distributors to tap unutilised demand for overseas product. He is also in the hiring ...
By Toby Yiu | 26 February 2015
Cathay SITC will launch its first exchange-traded fund in Taiwan this April tracking the FTSE China A50 index in the belief that passive products are the island's new growth ...
By Oliver Jones | 26 February 2015
Private equity firms in the region are being forced to adopt higher ESG standards because of the need to attract European capital commitments, reveals an industry association.
By Andrew Foxwell | 26 February 2015
Financial secretary John Tsang says a three-year iBond will be issued this year and vows to improve Stock Connect, but shies away from a commitment on mutual recognition.
By Oliver Jones | 25 February 2015
The CEO of Baring Private Equity, Jean Eric Salata, talks up Asia buyout opportunities in a ripe fundraising environment after closing the sixth fund far higher than initially ...
By Toby Yiu | 25 February 2015
After a six-month delay the firm will list Taiwan's first gold-focused exchange-traded fund in early April, taking advantage of the regulator's liberalisation of rules. Another ...
By Min Ho | 25 February 2015
SFC bans ex-head of Ping An Securities; Australia clamps down on collective action; MAS looks at crowdfunding; Transparency for US systemic risk process; HK waives ETF tax; ...
By The Editors | 25 February 2015
In a video interview, Sophia Cheng, CIO of Cathay Financial Holdings, reveals what part alternative investing plays in asset-liability management, including global private markets.
By Andrew Foxwell | 24 February 2015
Funds in Hong Kong saw $1.1 billion in outflows in December as nervous investors pulled money, but the city still recorded its highest-ever retail sales over the course of last ...
By Toby Yiu | 24 February 2015
Partly delayed rules to allow short-selling on the Shanghai-Hong Kong link to boost trading from next week have been dismissed as unclear and a barrier to effective implementation.
By Leigh Powell | 24 February 2015
Simon Flood exited the firm last week, having only taken up the role of regional CEO in August. Axa IM said it was for personal reasons. His replacement has already been lined up.
By Towers Watson | 24 February 2015
A fiduciary management relationship is being increasingly recognised for its benefits, but its rationale and key factors need to be understood in order for investors to utilise ...
By Oliver Jones | 23 February 2015
Enthusiasm for exposure to China, India and Japan provided impetus for record seeding in 2014 and that is forecast to continue, although it has yet to translate into inflows.
By Toby Yiu | 23 February 2015
ICBC-Credit Suisse AM is readying an RQFII money-market fund in Hong Kong this year as it sees a gap in the market. Nevertheless, copycat products are not expected to proliferate.
By Bernadette Tio | 23 February 2015
Bank Central Asia is working on a scheme to build a digital distribution platform and offer new funds including systematic investment plans as it strives to battle low fund ...
By The Editors | 23 February 2015
In this video interview, group CIO Sophia Cheng explains how the financial conglomerate views the domestic and international markets and what its plans are for overseas expansion.
By The Editors | 18 February 2015
Goodbye horse, hello goat.
By Toby Yiu , Leigh Powell | 18 February 2015
The mainland's largest life insurer has outsourced a series of global equity and multi-asset mandates to international managers, blazing a trail that industry peers are ...
By The Editors | 18 February 2015
As we approach Year of the Goat, we asked readers what phrase would be most used in the coming months. Flash crash? Soft landing? Modinomics? Womenomics? Our poll reveals all.
By Oliver Jones | 18 February 2015
An attractive credit spread on commercial property is expected to continue luring institutional investors as they seek quality core assets for long-term growth.
By Bernadette Tio | 17 February 2015
The Liechtenstein royal family's bank is seeking to offer dedicated PE opportunities through its asset management unit LGT Capital Partners to discretionary and advisory ...
By The Editors | 17 February 2015
The sixth annual Borrowers and Investors Forum was hosted by AsianInvestor and FinanceAsia on February 5 in Hong Kong. We feature a gallery of photos.
By Toby Yiu | 17 February 2015
The private securities manager has partnered Swiss firm Gottex to launch an A-share fund in Europe. It is also mulling entry into China's mutual fund industry, possibly by ...
By The Editors | 17 February 2015
AsianInvestor readers offer their verdicts on the likely progress of Asia's three fund passporting schemes this year, as well as which funds will attract the lion's share of ...
By Joe Marsh | 16 February 2015
Taurus Wealth Advisors recently hit $1 billion in assets under management and has applied for a licence to operate in the Middle East with a view to winning more clients there.
By Min Ho | 16 February 2015
Proposed tightening of regulations around risk-based capital means insurers will need to think more about risk and reward, presenting asset managers with opportunities, a forum ...
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Launch of mutual recognition
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Outsourcing from Chinese institutions
  24%
 
Emerging market stability/growth
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Asian equity outperformance
  29%
 
Penetration of private banks
  8%
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