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By Joe Marsh
11 hours ago
The asset manager has made senior distribution hires, having registered offshore funds for sale to retail investors for the first time in Hong Kong and Singapore.
By Min Ho
11 hours ago
Indian rule changes on foreign investment; Luxembourg signs Fatca agreement; HKEx chair slams 'one share, one vote'; Morningstar on Taiwan ETF rules; Asian buyside seen as ...
By Joe Marsh
11 hours ago
This further underlines the US fund house’s commitment to its Chinese business, coming on top of its two batches of QFII quota.
By Georgina Lee | 11 hours ago
UK-based Old Mutual Global Investors is expanding its network of private banks in Asia and plans to register funds for retail distribution in Hong Kong and Singapore.
By Min Ho , Joe Marsh | 1 day 11 hours ago
The Swiss banking group has hired six relationship managers in Hong Kong, four of whom joined from HSBC Private Bank. But it has also lost staff recently.
By Elva Muk | 1 day 11 hours ago
Taiwan's newly established Bureau of Labour Funds – which now oversees the country’s $83 billion in public retirement assets – is putting together its first ...
By Georgina Lee | 1 day 11 hours ago
Jeff Levy is one of a raft of deeply experienced chief operating officers to be appearing with increasing frequency at Asia-based hedge funds these days. He spoke exclusively ...
By Yvonne Chan | 1 day 11 hours ago
Japan hedge funds are expected to capture substantial inflows this year, while sentiment for Greater China strategies has weakened, indicates a Credit Suisse survey.
By Jame DiBiasio | 2 days ago
With major fixed income exposure that it must retain until 2016, Korea’s largest life insurer is concerned about potential interest rate hikes, says the head of asset ...
By Joe Marsh | 2 days ago
This is the second time Chan Wing Fai has been convicted for market manipulation.
By Yvonne Chan | 2 days ago
Bank Mandiri’s new asset management unit will co-invest in renewable energy projects in Indonesia alongside cleantech private equity firm Armstrong.
By Alison Tudor-Ackroyd , Joe Marsh , Min Ho | 5 days ago
Flag names new Asia co-head, Blackstone's Chae to return to New York, East Capital appoints salesman, Manulife Financial names CFO, CBRE poaches research executive.
By Georgina Lee | 5 days ago
Asian investors should look to Latin America, says BNP Paribas Investment Partners, which aims to grow its emerging market portfolio to at least a fifth of its total AUM.
By Elva Muk , Leigh Powell | 5 days ago
A scheme to link the Hong Kong and Shanghai exchanges and allow institutions and wealthy individuals to trade cross-border is broadly welcomed. The launch is expected in six ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 5 days ago
CSRC chairman Xiao Gang and Hong Kong's Laura Cha say mutual recognition of funds is imminent, following yesterday's unveiling of the linking of the Shanghai and Hong Kong ...
By Georgina Lee | 5 days ago
Philip York, CEO of trading firm Alt 224, points to a number of changes that need to happen in Hong Kong, for example, to help the buy-side.
By Yvonne Chan | 6 days ago
Charles Allard has left Winton after eight years to join software firm Ve Interactive as the UK hedge fund embarks on an expansion drive across New York, Sydney and Tokyo.
By Jame DiBiasio | 6 days ago
Justin Lin Yifu, former chief economist at the World Bank, says investing in infrastructure is a key way for emerging and developed markets to put the global financial crisis ...
By Joe Marsh | 6 days ago
Foreign fund houses spend significantly more on outsourcing expenses and salaries than local asset managers in Japan, finds a new study, among other conclusions.
By Joe Marsh | 6 days ago
A two-year jail sentence and RM3 million fine against Philip Wong were upheld yesterday in Malaysia, setting a new benchmark for penalising market manipulators, says the ...
By Leigh Powell | 9 April 2014
The free-trade agreement is seen as key to guaranteeing cross-border access for fund managers and may aid talks for Japan to join the proposed Apec passport scheme.
By Hugo Cox | 9 April 2014
Europe's markets regulator is reviewing rules for index funds to ensure investors can verify back-testing of indices. Investors in London welcome the move, which would have ...
By Min Ho | 9 April 2014
European high yield is proving particularly popular, say fund managers, despite the risks involved. Meanwhile, some favour Asian junk bonds.
By Joe Marsh | 9 April 2014
Middle Eastern institutions are among those looking more closely at emerging market fixed income as they seek higher yields, says Steve Cook of PineBridge Investments.
By Hugo Cox | 8 April 2014
The first default of an onshore bond in China in March should cause investors to look twice at the country's high-yield universe, especially in the context of weaker covenant ...
By The Editors | 8 April 2014
We examine challenges that Asian insurers face in asset liability management, we debate the future of fund passporting in Asia, we question the fragility of Europe's recovery ...
By Yvonne Chan | 8 April 2014
The Australian asset manager is now offering two real asset funds on its new Ucits platform, as part of a drive to expand its investor base from its home market.
By Joe Marsh | 8 April 2014
Ryan Stork will transfer to Hong Kong, following the promotion of Mark McCombe to a new global role. McCombe spoke to AsianInvestor about the Asian business and his new post.
By Elva Muk | 8 April 2014
The country's biggest fund house is readying what would be the first gold and crude oil ETFs to list locally, following the relaxation of rules governing the use of futures.
By Joe Marsh | 7 April 2014
Mutual funds do not threaten financial stability, investment industry group ICI argues in a letter it will submit today to supranational body the Financial Stability Board.
By Yvonne Chan | 7 April 2014
Local hedge fund managers are better at navigating anomalies in Asian markets than their overseas peers, but the region's volatility risks is turning off some investors.
By Joe Marsh | 7 April 2014
The head of retail and private bank distribution for Hong Kong and Southeast Asia is set to leave the region, with Asia retail head Damien Mooney assuming her duties, at least ...
By Joe Marsh | 7 April 2014
Ryan Stork will transfer to Hong Kong, following the promotion of Mark McCombe to global head of institutional client business and chairman of BlackRock Alternative Investors.
By Georgina Lee , Joe Marsh , Min Ho , Yvonne Chan | 4 April 2014
GIC opens in Brazil; SFC advisory appointments; Monument opens Asia offices; HK Private Wealth Association names MD; Neuberger hires multi-asset CIO; UBS names Japan client ...
By Joe Marsh | 4 April 2014
DBS’s purchase of Société Générale’s Asia private banking business could presage similar east-west tie-ups, says consultancy Scorpio Partnership.
By Leigh Powell | 4 April 2014
The firm will list its CPSE ETF on India's two main bourses today comprising stocks divested by the government. It will be the country's largest equity fund since 2008, having ...
By Yvonne Chan | 4 April 2014
Hedge funds that receive early-stage investment are ironically the ones deemed as being the most attractive to investors, say seeders and funds of funds.
By Georgina Lee | 4 April 2014
The China Financial Futures Exchange will soon launch the mainland’s first index options and more government bond futures and options, and is mulling volatility products.
By Min Ho | 3 April 2014
China said mulling Fatca-like scheme; QFII/RQFII ownership rules eased; mutual recognition requirements "agreed"; HK SFC warns on Fatca; UK tax to hit foreign property ...
By Elva Muk | 3 April 2014
Like other fund firms, HFT Investment Management's Hong Kong arm is seeking to exploit a new distribution channel – Taiwanese offshore banking units.
By Georgina Lee | 3 April 2014
The Hong Kong exchange is working on plans to attract liquidity from commodity traders in China, leveraging on its acquisition of the London Metal Exchange in 2012.
By Leigh Powell | 3 April 2014
The Asean and ARFP schemes will be complimentary, but the commercial viability of passporting will revolve around China, an AsianInvestor roundtable hears.
By Joe Marsh | 2 April 2014
The institutional research firm lost its regional head recently, but is adding staff overall. It has almost trebled headcount across Hong Kong and Singapore since 2010.
By Elva Muk | 2 April 2014
The country's first employee retirement scheme – already the first to offer portfolio choice – will allow its members to select individual products by September.
By Yvonne Chan | 2 April 2014
The private equity firm will target European tech firms with expansion potential in China, giving mainland LPs the option of a renminbi-denominated co-investment vehicle.
By Joe Marsh | 2 April 2014
The Monetary Authority of Singapore won the default judgment against Norman Phua Chun-Han in a case that stems from events that started in November 2008.
By Joe Marsh | 1 April 2014
Amundi says the acquisition of local player KAF Fund Management will make the French firm the biggest foreign asset manager in Malaysia.
By Elva Muk | 1 April 2014
China continues to award quota under the qualified foreign institutional investor scheme, with Singapore state fund GIC reaching $1.5 billion and the Monetary Authority of ...
By Cherie Marriott | 1 April 2014
Australian Ethical Investment cuts its US exposure by 27% on a hunch that improved manufacturing conditions and positive cargo movements in Europe and Japan will reap returns.
By Yvonne Chan | 1 April 2014
After a slow start, Korean onshore hedge fund industry AUM could double to $5 billion by 2015, as domestic pensions and other institutions allocate to the asset class.
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