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By Steve Price
6 hours ago
Edhec-Risk Institute's proposals to bring in lifecycle products as mandatory default funds met with criticism as a government inquiry releases recommendations for wide-ranging ...
By Steve Price
6 hours ago
Following the retirement of Jeanie Yuen last month, Henry Lee has taken over the bank's discretionary business whilst continuing to lead its alternatives desk.
By Elva Muk
6 hours ago
China's currency regulator has awarded Bank Negara Malaysia an additional $500m in QFII quota, meaning it becomes the seventh asset owner to have received $1.5bn overall.
By Min Ho | 6 hours ago
The head of asset management at the European Commission reveals talks over a mutual recognition accord with China, but denies that would be counterproductive to Hong Kong.
By Elva Muk | 1 day 6 hours ago
The Taiwanese pension fund is inviting fund managers to submit proposals for global real estate equity and infrastructure equity mandates.
By Georgina Lee | 1 day 6 hours ago
The Indian regulator found excessive churning of funds managed by the bank in a complainant's portfolio, but said no further action would be taken as a settlement had been reached.
By Leigh Powell | 1 day 6 hours ago
The Shanghai-based consultancy is speculating that Sydney is poised to receive RQFII approval after Bank of China's RMB clearing facility went live yesterday.
By Steve Price | 1 day 6 hours ago
Carol Chen, who joined Barclays Wealth in 2011, is working out her notice and the bank is reviewing its internal structure, say sources.
By Georgina Lee , Joe Marsh | 2 days ago
Agency broker Newedge is developing its stock-lending and equities execution capabilities following its acquisition by Société Générale this year and a ...
By Leigh Powell | 2 days ago
The firm has hired a global head of institutional marketing from Barclays as it strives to expand in the segment. She will relocate from London to Tokyo next month.
By Joe Marsh | 2 days ago
Discretionary portfolio management is starting to gain traction, but finding and retaining investment staff to do it is tricky, say private banking heads in Southeast Asia.
By Georgina Lee | 2 days ago
ETFs from iShares and CSOP tracking the FTSE A50 China Index are popular to the point they are dampening product development and innovation, says Cory Chan of E Fund.
By Elva Muk | 3 days ago
Company valuations are being pushed up as PE firms chase the same targets, and market domination by big players like Alibaba is squeezing profit, says China First Capital.
By Joe Marsh | 3 days ago
Fund research and investment management are areas of focus, with the investment consultancy’s chief executive, Joe Mansueto, bullish on China.
By Steve Price , Joe Marsh | 6 days ago
Legg Mason's acquisition of Scottish equities boutique Martin Currie comes after the US fund house closed its Esemplia Emerging Markets affiliate last year.
By Elva Muk | 6 days ago
Chinese high-net-worth and mass-affluent investors are starting to return to foreign assets, but the mass-retail segment remains lukewarm, say observers.
By Steve Price , Joe Marsh | 6 days ago
Crédit Agricole PB loses MD, appoints adviser; UOB names private bank head; DeAWM hires Japan real estate MD; Parthenon, EY to combine; Withers expands wealth practice team.
By Steve Price | 6 days ago
The company's first PE fund in Korea, whose biggest investor is Korea's $400 billion National Pension Service, has hard-closed at $295 million and has a global mandate.
By Cherie Marriott | 6 days ago
The country’s superannuation funds have not tended to be big investors in hedge funds, but the likes of HostPlus and Rest Super are looking to increase their allocations.
By Steve Price | 6 days ago
The Hong Kong markets regulator has revoked Union Securities' licence and banned Ma Kin-Chung and Cheng Tai-Ha after they misappropriated client money and created false statements.
By Joe Marsh | 24 July 2014
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 Steve Price | 24 July 2014
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 Jame DiBiasio , Joe Marsh | 24 July 2014
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 | 24 July 2014
European Commissioner Tilman Lueder points to better communication between the European regulator and Hong Kong's securities watchdog over fund supervision.
By Steve Price | 23 July 2014
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 | 23 July 2014
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 | 23 July 2014
Choi Young-Gwon, who joined the retirement fund last week, aims to substantially boost its international exposure due to unsatisfactory returns.
By Steve Price | 23 July 2014
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 Joe Marsh | 22 July 2014
The Monetary Authority of Singapore is consulting on proposals aimed at increasing protection for buyers of certain non-conventional investments.
By Elva Muk | 22 July 2014
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 | 22 July 2014
Kevin Wong arrives as head of sector solutions for Asia Pacific, following a regional management reshuffle in recent months.
By Joe Marsh | 22 July 2014
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 Elva Muk | 21 July 2014
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 | 21 July 2014
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 ...
By Bank of America Merrill Lynch | 21 July 2014
Bank of America Merrill Lynch managing director Lee Morakis explains how dark liquidity sourcing works.
By Steve Price | 18 July 2014
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 | 18 July 2014
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 | 18 July 2014
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 | 18 July 2014
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 | 18 July 2014
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.
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