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By Toby Yiu
6 hours ago
QFII and RQFII investors are facing difficulties in collecting tax certificates from onshore listed companies in China, which they are required to do to meet a July deadline ...
By Bernadette Tio
6 hours ago
A Philippine association says that without passage of key investment legislation, the country's funds industry will remain fragmented and unready for the Asia Region Funds ...
By Oliver Jones
6 hours ago
As global regulatory frameworks become more intrusive over the coming years, prime brokers and hedge funds will be forced to implement radical changes to their business models, ...
By Andrew Foxwell , Oliver Jones | 3 days ago
BlackRock hires Japan chief; Lim takes on fixed income head; Manulife bolsters FI team; Rothschild appoints China equity chief; TA hires China director; JP Morgan gets China ...
By Toby Yiu | 3 days ago
China says it is studying a new Taipei-Shanghai Stock Connect scheme but the head of Taiwan's financial regulator claims talks have not yet started. He added that a Singapore ...
By Bernadette Tio | 3 days ago
Maybank's asset management arm plans to launch two new funds this year and use CIS to passport them to Malaysia and Thailand. The firm is also looking to hire a fund distributio...
By The Editors | 3 days ago
Today we announce our marquee winners, including an additional award for innovation. That concludes our Asset Management Awards. Congratulations and see you at the dinner.
By Leigh Powell | 3 days ago
Europe's drive to assign a value on broker services is set to alter Asia's landscape, says Kent Rossiter of Allianz GI. He wants to see a central repository set up to solve the ...
By Richard Newell | 4 days ago
Axa's Mark Tinker reckons the latest Stock Connect moves are part of a deliberate Chinese policy to calm down the Shanghai market while boosting longer-term ambitions for ...
By The Editors | 4 days ago
Today we reveal the best managers for hedged strategies and private markets, alongside fund house of the year across 14 markets. Tomorrow we announce marquee award winners.
By Min Ho | 4 days ago
With regulatory and efficiency pressures bearing down on brokers, more are turning to standardised procedures and centralised platforms when onboarding new clients, according ...
By Toby Yiu | 4 days ago
A new corporate default this week has been welcomed as a step towards ending implied guarantees. The government push for more defaults comes amid increasing foreign demand for ...
By The Editors | 5 days ago
Today we announce winners of asset class awards for public markets, based on institutional fund performance data, and manager of the year in hedged and private market categories.
By Oliver Jones | 5 days ago
Asset manager EIP will today launch Hong Kong's first ETF tracking US-listed Chinese firms, with the index primarily composed of internet stocks. It comes just months after ...
By Leigh Powell | 5 days ago
Institutions in Asia use Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter more than peers worldwide, impacting their investment decisions, finds Greenwich. Asset managers are urged to ...
By Joe Marsh | 5 days ago
Hong Kong-based alternatives manager Orion Partners has become the first firm to tie up with luxury brand distributor Bluebell to make private equity investments.
By Bernadette Tio | 6 days ago
Principal Global Investors is also considering applying for a WFOE licence in China and is looking to invest in Asia offshore fund distribution, the asset manager's chief ...
State Street Global Advisors and DoubleLine Capital’s Jeffrey Gundlach, who has been called the new “Bond King”, have teamed up for a new active fixed income ...
By Toby Yiu | 6 days ago
The Hong Kong bourse has launched a special segregated accounts system for Stock Connect in an attempt to address investors’ concerns over the much-criticised pre-trade ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 6 days ago
Income-generating investments have become increasingly important for individuals around the world, according to a new survey. But much of this income in China is being used for ...
By Joe Marsh | 20 April 2015
The Swiss bank is integrating its global financial intermediaries unit with its investment products and services division. It has also appointed a new head of investment ...
By Bernadette Tio | 20 April 2015
The future of open architecture platforms following recent mergers of wealth and asset management arms has been subject to debate by industry players. Branding and clients' ...
By Toby Yiu | 20 April 2015
Taiwan fund house Yuanta SITC is set to launch the ETFs, which track China’s CSI300 index, on the island in May. But concerns have been raised over the risky products' ...
By Andrew Foxwell , Oliver Jones | 17 April 2015
HKEx hires for new mainland team; Citi appoints Asia CEO; Northern Trust creates Melbourne team; Old Mutual gets new group chief; RidgeWorth makes sovereign wealth hire; and ...
By Min Ho | 17 April 2015
HKEx considers liberalising Stock Connect rules; Fed hints algo-trading caused flash crash; Taiwan reforms offshore fund rules; ARFP's tax hurdles highlighted; and non-residents...
By Richard Newell | 17 April 2015
Regulation is shaping the agenda for fund passporting and not always for the best, according to industry experts at a forum. And with the rise of Asian digital fund platforms, ...
By The Editors | 17 April 2015
AsianInvestor announces winners for prime broker of the year and the best in asset services. Next week we will unveil winners in part 2 of our awards, for investment management.
By Bernadette Tio | 17 April 2015
The CEO of Old Mutual Global Investors is aiming to recruit star managers along with other staff in Asia as part of a regional expansion. But Julian Ide wants employees who fit ...
By The Editors | 16 April 2015
AsianInvestor announces winners in indexing services, legal and auditing and trading and execution. Tomorrow we unveil prime broker of the year along with top awards in asset ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 16 April 2015
Ho Ching will step down from most of her duties at the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund for three months, but the firm refused to give a reason for her absence. It follows the ...
By Richard Newell | 16 April 2015
New rules will allow foreign investors to have controlling stakes in domestic Chinese trust firms, Z-Ben chief says. QFII reforms will include the introduction of daily ...
By Toby Yiu | 16 April 2015
Invesco Great Wall has completed its fundraising for the first China mutual fund to invest in Hong Kong shares via Stock Connect. Another 20 such funds targeting the city's ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 16 April 2015
Hong Kong investors are willing to take on more risk than a year ago, a new global survey reveals. Their desire for risk is higher than in Asia Pacific and globally, and a ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 15 April 2015
The fund house is assessing the prospects of establishing its first offices in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand in order to support Southeast Asian growth. Offices could open ...
By Min Ho | 15 April 2015
The stationing of US tax investigators in its Hong Kong consulate signals that America's hunt for taxation evaders has moved to Asia, following years of probes and fines in Europe.
By Toby Yiu | 15 April 2015
Chinese fund managers in Hong Kong have been warned that Stock Connect and global competitors will erode their RQFII position, so they need to boost their skills to offer ...
By Oliver Jones | 15 April 2015
The strong growth of two Singapore-based online platforms is pointing to a greater role for technology in sourcing alternative assets and putting investors in touch with fund ...
By Toby Yiu | 14 April 2015
Funds investing in Hong Kong stocks are being forced to suspend new subscriptions as they face a shortage of QDII quotas. The surge in Chinese flows was sparked by a liberalisat...
By Min Ho | 14 April 2015
The ambitious mainland law firm is to open a Hong Kong office this month as a base to offer its services more broadly, in a drive to capitalise on financial liberalisations in ...
By Min Ho | 14 April 2015
The global asset manager yesterday launched a China A-share exchange-traded fund in London, adding to a competitive marketplace. A rival A-share ETF provider has already ...
By Andrew Foxwell | 14 April 2015
Lombard has recruited David Loo from Citi to oversee the Swiss private bank's regional development. It comes just months after the firm signed a partnership deal with Thailand's...
By Oliver Jones | 13 April 2015
Demand for Myriad's second fund spurs launches as evidence shows more Asia-focused funds are managed in Asia. At the same time global macro's revival bodes well for Singapore.
By Richard Newell | 13 April 2015
US research highlights the dominance of China and Asia in global mutual fund and ETF flows to emerging markets, revealing a startling imbalance between equity and bond allocations.
By Dr Insup Lee , Leigh Powell | 13 April 2015
The $5 billion Government Employees Pension Service is looking to allocate up to $200 million to three external managers this year as part of drive to revitalise returns.
By Andrew Foxwell , Oliver Jones , Richard Newell | 10 April 2015
Blackstone shuts Asia advisory unit, BoS loses director, Barings hires in sales, Templeton bolsters consultant relations, Bordier names CIO, HKMA replaces research director and ...
By Hugo Cox | 10 April 2015
The European securities regulator's latest draft proposals over the issue of paying for broker research fail to grasp how managers make investment decisions, a forum hears.
By Bernadette Tio | 10 April 2015
The bank will focus on providing Japanese investments in funds and PE structures after being granted the first locally incorporated bank licence by HKMA for 50 years.
By Leigh Powell | 10 April 2015
The Malaysian fund firm is understood to be looking to expand its retail presence to the city-state for the first time this summer as it targets the Asean passport scheme for ...
By Joe Marsh | 10 April 2015
In an exclusive interview, Maria Ramona Santiago, head of treasury at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, discusses the central bank's diversification plans and how it handles ...
By Min Ho | 9 April 2015
Southbound trading hits its quota limit for the first time, pushing the Hang Seng Index up to a level not seen since the financial crisis. But fears are voiced over imported ...
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April 2015 Magazine
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What's in this issue

Shadow looms over China asset boom
Smart beta offers control, with provisos
Why European high-yield managers are fearful
Awards: the best managers in Korea