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BNY Mellon names wealth director; Mercer shuffles wealth team; Manulife AM creates global EM team; Isabelle Tian joins Sarasin; State Street adds Seck to management committee; ...
By Toby Yiu
13 hours ago
Rules announced this week could see mainland insurance firms pour $32 billion into venture capital funds in a potential boon for smaller companies.
By Min Ho
13 hours ago
The asset manager has named a trio of heads for its exchange-traded funds businesses in Asia; they are transfers from Copenhagen, London and New York.
By Oliver Jones | 13 hours ago
Long considered one of Asia’s more difficult markets for private equity firms, Korea has seen a series of big deals this year that bode well for its future as an ...
The development of the Islamic Capital Market has been strengthened in Malaysia in recent years, but the industry still faces challenges and needs to define its future strategy.
By Bernadette Tio | 1 day 13 hours ago
The moves comes after the US fund house had gained a dominant share of Julius Baer's shelf space following the Swiss bank's acquisition of Merrill Lynch's wealth business.
By Min Ho | 1 day 13 hours ago
China, India and Japan are popular right now, while Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore are out of favour, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch's monthly fund manager ...
By The Editors | 1 day 13 hours ago
AsianInvestor hosted its inaugural Institutional Excellence Awards ceremony at the Westin Hotel in Singapore on December 3. Here we present photos from the event.
By Toby Yiu | 1 day 13 hours ago
Rule changes have led to a rising number of mutual fund managers leaving to set up private vehicles and asset management bosses switching to new investment units set up by ...
By Bernadette Tio | 2 days ago
The new partnership between Swiss private bank Bordier & Cie and Chinese peer-to-peer lender Credit China points to P2P platforms' potential as wealth managers.
By Min Ho | 2 days ago
Regulators' global clampdown on illicit fund flows has given compliance officers nightmares in 2014 and resulted in a limited supply of experts in anti-money laundering.
By Joe Marsh | 2 days ago
The head of Thailand's SCB Asset Management points to obstacles for foreign firms under the Asean passport scheme. Meanwhile, the firm's parent bank is moving to partner ...
By Towers Watson | 2 days ago
Jayne Bok, CFA, head of sovereign advisory for Asia at Towers Watson, discusses the evolution of alternative investing by large Asian asset owners.
By Toby Yiu | 3 days ago
The French bank's asset management arm aims to reap the rewards of financial liberalisation in China as it opens a wholly foreign-owned enterprise in Shanghai.
By The Editors | 3 days ago
Haymarket Media's three finance titles – AsianInvestor, FinanceAsia and The Corporate Treasurer – hosted a Christmas drinks party in Hong Kong. We feature a gallery ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 3 days ago
The number of Cayman Islands funds authorised in the city has fallen 30% this year against a rise in HK-domiciled funds. Retail structured product volumes have also dropped ...
By Joe Marsh | 3 days ago
Yet only half of institutions globally are using asset-liability matching strategies, although they seem to have improved these capabilities, finds a Natixis Global Asset ...
By Dr Insup Lee | 4 days ago
The fund is mulling Hong Kong or Singapore for an Asian investment office next year. It outlines its five-year plan, saying it will improve global investing, risk management ...
By Leigh Powell | 4 days ago
Southeast Asia is the melting pot for ties between the world’s two great powers and getting it wrong could lead to war, an AsianInvestor forum hears.
By Min Ho | 4 days ago
After wild price swings on Shanghai Composite, the industry voices hope that Stock Connect and mutual recognition can bring much-needed diversification and broaden investor ...
Samsung Group in reshuffle, Generali hires AM Asia chief, BNPP IP opens Shanghai office, Generali Real Estate adds Asia CEO, AMP Capital adds in infrastructure, Liquidnet ...
By Leigh Powell | 12 December 2014
Eurizon Capital is aiming to apply for an asset management licence for its Hong Kong commercial branch as a base for selling volatility-conscious multi-asset products to Asia.
By Bernadette Tio | 12 December 2014
The Swiss private bank signs a partnership deal with Kasikornbank to gain access to its high-net-worth clients and to receive referrals. Its Asia-Pacific chief spells out the ...
By Oliver Jones | 12 December 2014
New Asia-focused hedge funds are compensating for their lack of size with financial incentives and lucrative share structures in their bid to attract capital.
By Joe Marsh | 12 December 2014
Sovereign investors in Asia in particular should be more focused on increasing their risk conviction than on building in-house capabilities, according to Towers Watson research.
By Min Ho | 11 December 2014
A fast-rising number of Americans based in the region are disposing of their US citizenship, citing the increasing difficulty of managing their financial affairs due to growing ...
By Toby Yiu | 11 December 2014
Market players see the Asset Management Association of China's tough stance on Woods Fund as sending a clear message about its commitment to improving industry standards.
By Min Ho | 11 December 2014
Iosco launches cross-border consultation; Korea eyes stock market revival; China permits stock options, loosens ABS rules; Singapore to launch corporate bond platform; and US ...
By The Editors | 10 December 2014
Is the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect a success? Our expert guests discuss the key issues still facing investors, brokers and banks on both sides of the border.
By Andrew Foxwell | 10 December 2014
Esther Heer's exit from the private bank comes following its recently agreed acquisition by Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual.
By Bernadette Tio | 10 December 2014
The US fund giant will continue using its direct online sales model, whereby it does not pay fees to distributors. Given banks' dominance as fund channels in China, this could ...
By Joe Marsh | 10 December 2014
The country's securities regulator brought the charges against Tiong Kiong Choon in relation to his sale of APL Industries shares while in possession of non-public information.
By The Editors | 10 December 2014
In a video interview, Peter Ryan-Kane, head of portfolio advisory for Asia Pacific at Towers Watson, talks about institutions' outsourcing needs and what keeps him awake at night.
By Bernadette Tio | 9 December 2014
The Securities Commission has responded to suggestions it is moving too slowly in terms of implementing the Asean Collective Investment Scheme compared with other countries.
By Steve Price | 9 December 2014
A recent example of this was the September approval of only the second HK-domiciled ETF for sale to Chilean pensions. Sean Tuffy of Brown Brothers Harriman expects this ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 9 December 2014
A rebound in global and regional equity funds has seen Hong Kong record positive inflows, although bond and balanced vehicles have suffered. A bright future is forecast for RMB ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 9 December 2014
The US stock market’s strong performance has not put it in bubble territory, says Northern Trust international CIO Wayne Bowers.
By Toby Yiu | 8 December 2014
Two Chinese firms are vying to list the first ETF to buy Hong Kong stocks through the trading link. It has been suggested their moves are the result of regulatory encouragement.
By Bernadette Tio | 8 December 2014
Fund firms suspect high distribution costs in China will generate thin margins in the scheme's early days, but having to hire a distribution agent could help as they consider ...
By Joe Marsh | 8 December 2014
Product selectors flag areas for improvement in the industry, such as a lack of detail about fund performance drivers and churn of sales staff at both distributors and fund houses.
By Steve Price , Oliver Jones | 5 December 2014
Low Kah-Fai, Tommy Yip eye firm launch; Bank Pictet & Cie adds to board; Louvre Fiduciary names private wealth head; Wiser Capital Management set to open; and VAM fills ...
By Toby Yiu | 5 December 2014
Gordon Tsui takes over as head of fixed income at Taikang Asset Management as parent Taikang Life prepares to expand its overseas allocations.
By Oliver Jones | 5 December 2014
CTA strategies benefited from long bond positions in 2014, while macro strategies suffered from short ones. But stronger currency moves will benefit the latter strategies in ...
By Leigh Powell | 5 December 2014
Investors have come to appreciate the liquidity role that investments play in portfolios, reflecting an industry bifurcation in alternative asset allocation, an AsianInvestor ...
By Scorpio Partnership | 5 December 2014
The wealth management industry needs to better service families in Asia that are navigating competing and sometimes conflicting values as they transfer wealth, knowledge and ...
By Bernadette Tio | 4 December 2014
Liquidity is key for broadening the appeal of alternatives, says HSBC Private Bank's head fund gatekeeper, who also shares what the firm looks for when picking asset managers.
By Oliver Jones | 4 December 2014
But others, such as Matt Natcharian of Babson Capital, are more positive about the opportunities on offer from collateralised loan obligations.
By Min Ho | 4 December 2014
Hedge fund managers in Hong Kong should consider litigating against the Inland Revenue Department in cases regarding their policies on taxation of remuneration, say industry ...
By Joe Marsh | 4 December 2014
What is keeping portfolio managers up at night, with equities at multi-year highs? Speakers at AsianInvestor's Southeast Asian forum gave their thoughts.
By Joe Marsh | 3 December 2014
The Hong Kong-based insurer's Thai operation is boosting its exposure to offshore corporate bonds and domestic property following rule changes late last year.
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