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By Toby Yiu
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The mainland securities regulator has given approval for asset managers to manufacture funds of funds, and some firms have been working towards this in recent months.
By Christina Wang
2 days ago
Most applications are coming from European and US asset managers, with one firm planning to register 300 funds to invest in the market, CIBM settlement agents tell AsianInvestor.
By Christina Wang , Bernadette Tio
2 days ago
Axa IM unveils liquid absolute-return team; Harvest hires Dale from Mirae Asset; Avendus sets up hedge fund unit; Bank of Singapore's Greater China head exits; HSBC loses ...
By Toby Yiu | 2 days ago
AIA's China CIO expects mainland insurers to pour up to Rmb200 billion into Hong Kong equities, after the regulator said it would not view Stock Connect investments as foreign ...
By Alison Tudor-Ackroyd | 2 days ago
Frank Tang’s private equity firm gathered capital quickly for its third vehicle despite the gloomy outlook for mainland returns and increased competition for investorsR...
By Christina Wang , Joe Marsh | 3 days ago
China's investment industry is set to continue its rapid expansion, as institutions increasingly outsource investments to both mandates and mutual funds, says rating agency Fitch.
By Richard Newell | 3 days ago
The rise of exchange-traded funds is leading to more complex underlyings and more issuers entering the ETF market. But this also means investors must do more due diligence, ...
By Joe Marsh | 3 days ago
The city's Securities and Futures Commission has identified areas of concern related to anti-money laundering controls and is investigating several firms.
By Richard Newell | 4 days ago
Central bank buying has boosted the market for strategic-beta exchange-traded products, with Japan the out-and-out regional leader by assets under management, notes Morningstar
By Alison Tudor-Ackroyd | 4 days ago
The private equity firm has named CDFC’s Paul Yang to replace David Liu. The hire rounds out the regional deal team, as KKR enters capital-raising mode for its third Asia ...
By Bernadette Tio | 5 days ago
The Italian bank is busy hiring as it prepares to launch a wealth management business in China next year, its first in Asia. It already holds stakes in local firms, but will ...
By Christina Wang | 5 days ago
Country limits are still in place after the recent reform of the RQFII quota rules, says a source close to China's foreign exchange regulator.
By Toby Yiu | 5 days ago
Hong Kong-listed exchange-traded funds should prove attractive to mainland insurance firms looking to boost their overseas exposure, says Tobias Bland, CEO of fund house EIP.
By Joe Marsh | 5 days ago
Crossbridge Capital plans to launch a digital advisory platform in Singapore as it strives to build scale quickly. AsianInvestor spoke to co-founder and chief executive Tarek ...
By Bernadette Tio | 5 days ago
The bond fund specialist has made two hires to focus on the retail market in Asia, and is considering its options in China, says Michael Thompson, regional head of wealth coverage.
By Co-published | 6 days ago
Which emerging market strategy do you believe will perform best in the coming year: equities, fixed income, hedge funds, private equity or real estate?
By Toby Yiu | 6 days ago
Foreign fund managers must improve local operations in China and Southeast Asia to benefit from rising institutional asset outsourcing over the next decade, said Spence Johnson.
By Christina Wang , Bernadette Tio | 15 September 2016
New Barings launched, Gerry Ng remains head of Asia; Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank hires former KIC CIO; JO Hambro brings in ex-Barings CIO; BNY Mellon appoints new ...
By The Editors | 15 September 2016
AsianInvestor will take a break from the newsletter this Friday, September 16, as it is a public holiday in Hong Kong for Mid-Autumn Festival. We will return on Monday, ...
By Bernadette Tio | 15 September 2016
Schroder Real Estate has appointed a head of real estate for Asia and is building a direct real estate investment team across major cities, in an expansion drive.
By Alison Tudor-Ackroyd | 15 September 2016
Kazuhiro Yamada, head of its Japan buyout group, talks about why Japanese companies are more willing to say goodbye to non-core units and how private equity can seize the ...
By Joe Marsh , Toby Yiu | 15 September 2016
Chinese investment industry executives are unhappy about how quickly local regulators have tightened policy on private funds. More clarity would help both domestic and foreign ...
By Bernadette Tio | 14 September 2016
The 40-year veteran of emerging markets supports Rodrigo Duterte and remains overweight on the Philippines, despite the controversies courted by the tough-talking president.
By Richard Morrow | 14 September 2016
The ESG-focused agency said China's drive for more responsible investing would be enhanced by some of its asset owners becoming signatories of its investing principles.
By The Editors | 14 September 2016
In the latest issue of AsianInvestor magazine, we assess how regional institutions are addressing the global ESG trend and what they need to do. We also have a special report ...
By Richard Newell | 13 September 2016
Many asset owners do not know whether or not they can trust the valuations reported by infrastructure managers, and feel they need new products to better invest in the sector.
By Toby Yiu | 13 September 2016
The French group’s reported move to exit its mainland fund joint venture comes as other foreign shareholders review their onshore build-outs amid rising China risks.
By Bernadette Tio | 12 September 2016
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has upset world leaders and conducted a brutal crackdown on drug users, yet fund managers remain keen to invest into the country.
By Sponsored Profile | 12 September 2016
Giordano Lombardo, CEO and Group CIO, Pioneer Investments, discusses the implications of Brexit on the stability of Europe and the investment landscape over the coming months.
By Richard Newell | 12 September 2016
Asset managers are offering newer structured products, which incorporate ideas from smart beta strategies, to raise yields.
By Richard Morrow | 9 September 2016
The nation committed to developing green finance during the G20 Leaders Summit, but needs to firmly set out its definition of the concept to gain international investor capital.
By Christina Wang , Bernadette Tio | 9 September 2016
UBS WM appoints regional investment management head; Adia poaches portfolio transition head from Citi; Amundi hires global head of smart beta; Lyxor AM appoints new Japan CEO; ...
By Richard Morrow | 9 September 2016
Many pension funds are choosing to internalise investment management because it's cheaper than using external firms, says a group of asset owners and consultants.
By Christina Wang | 9 September 2016
Brett Krause has switched from a 20-year career in banking to the buy-side, at mainland venture capital manager PurpleSky Capital. He explains why and gives his take on China ...
By Toby Yiu | 8 September 2016
Mainland insurance firms have been granted permission to buy Hong Kong stocks via the Stock Connect, a move that should spur more southbound trading and free up QDII quota.
By Richard Morrow | 8 September 2016
An unhealthy focus on short-term results is a big problem for asset owners, argue investment professionals, including the CIO of Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund.
By Richard Newell | 8 September 2016
The $26 billion superannuation fund's investment head outlines plans to boost exposure to infrastructure, international equities and liquid alternatives and expand the in-house ...
By Bernadette Tio | 8 September 2016
Regulatory compliance tops the list of challenges for wealth managers in the city, with talent sourcing another major concern, according to a new survey.
By Christina Wang | 7 September 2016
Taipei-based Taiwan Life aims to outsource some $200 million of its overseas equity investments in the coming 12 months and to raise its foreign bond exposure.
By Joe Marsh | 7 September 2016
Two former staff of the bank have been banned from the industry for life in Hong Kong following convictions for fraud related to the sale of unit trust funds.
By Toby Yiu | 7 September 2016
The US firm is the first foreign player with a Chinese funds JV to set up an investment management WFOE. AsianInvestor spoke to Asia-Pacific chief Michael Falcon about its plans.
By Joe Marsh | 6 September 2016
The UK firm has poached from Citi and Hong Leong Bank to fill two newly created roles, including head of investment counselling for Southeast Asia.
By Bernadette Tio | 6 September 2016
It would make little sense for China to accept Ucits funds or to merge with other Asian passport schemes, says Sean Tuffy, head of regulatory intelligence at custody bank BBH.
By Richard Newell | 6 September 2016
The bulk of real estate fundraising and deals in Asia is now being done by asset managers based in the region rather than big global players.
By Joe Marsh | 6 September 2016
Asia-Pacific pension assets expanded slightly last year amid an overall global decline, with China ranking first by five-year growth in dollar terms, finds Willis Towers Watson.
By Toby Yiu | 6 September 2016
Beijing has relaxed the renminbi qualified institutional investor (RQFII) quota rules, as it did for the QFII scheme in February. It is hoped the move will address capital-repat...
By Bernadette Tio | 5 September 2016
Senior executives at the Canadian insurer’s Malaysian and Philippine units explain how risk capital charges will further exacerbate the investment challenges they face.
By Christina Wang | 5 September 2016
From October 15 overseas managers will be subject to stricter rules in Taiwan, making access more difficult for smaller players above all. There is already evidence of this ...
By Joe Marsh | 2 September 2016
AsianInvestor spoke to BNP Paribas Investment Partners' newly promoted Christian Bucaro about the developing investment landscape in Southeast Asia.
By Christina Wang , Bernadette Tio , Joe Marsh | 2 September 2016
Julius Baer hires Asia CIO; Adia names ops head; HSBC hires Goetz; Noah names CFO, US chief; Unigestion appoints Asia chair; Schroders creates strategy role; JLL hires research ...
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What's in this issue

Expanding ESG in Asia
Q&A: Jupai Holdings
The Brexit fallout for fund managers
Chinese hedge funds step offshore