Recent volatility hasn’t changed the appeal of the $20 trillion China bond market, and index inclusion is playing a key role in driving investor demand for China fixed income ETFs, according to a recent AsianInvestor webinar, in conjunction with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX).
The adoption of electronic trading is well underway in Asia – a trend that is evident in the bond market. But this electronification is just the beginning of a more general move towards the use of technology making the entire trading process more efficient, according to Li Renn Tsai, head of products and sales, Asia at Tradeweb.
Having secured a dealing licence in Hong Kong last year, Canada's biggest pension fund is considering locating traders in Asia. It has also added an equity investment head in India.
As its institutional asset base in Asia grows, the Scottish fund house has located a dealing duo in the region after launching an onshore China business late last year.
Asset owners say there are several reasons behind their reluctance to invest into volatility index futures. They explained to AsianInvestor what they were.
Institutional investors and fund managers in Asia are increasingly looking at the potential for blockchain to hasten trade settlement and reduce compliance costs.
The equity trading link will go live on December 5, with Chinese insurance firms expected to boost flows into Hong Kong and hedge funds showing interest in Shenzhen stocks.
The trading venue's founder and chief executive says robo-advisers and smart-beta strategies may be eye-catching for yield-starved investors, but they are relatively untested.
AsianInvestor's latest annual trading survey reveals some of the key considerations among the region's fund managers when it comes to picking equity broking partners.
One wealth industry executive questions Etrade's commitment to Asia, but others say the firm's closure in the region should not be seen as a bellwether for the online advisory model.
Reduced liquidity and trading volume in Asian fixed income markets is affecting institutions’ relationships with their dealers, according to Greenwich Associates.
Axa Investment Managers has added an equity-focused trader in Hong Kong to fill out its regional multi-asset dealing hub in anticipation of rising volumes in Asia.