Asia has three fund passport schemes in the pipeline - HK-China mutual recognition, Asean and ARFP - which promise to change the landscape of the region's funds industry.
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.
EY has analysed the tax treatment of domestic funds versus foreign products that may be marketed under the Asia Region Funds Passport, to see what progress needs to be made.
Following the announcement of an ETF trading link to be created between Hong Kong and China, industry players outline the features they most want to see from its establishment.
Programmes including mutual recognition, Asean CIS, QFII, RQFII and Stock Connect appear to have fallen in favour, while ARFP, QDII, QDLP and QDIE have gained popularity.
Europe’s securities watchdog has recommended extending certain EU passporting rights to alternative fund managers in four Asian markets. But questions need answering and ...
The fund house aims to launch a Ucits China bond fund, set up a wholly foreign-owned entity in Shanghai, register for mainland bond market access and gain a QDLP licence. And ...
The US fund house is likely to set up a wholly foreign-owned entity in China, but is still researching its entry options. It does not currently aim to use the mutual recognition...
Thailand signed up to the cross-border scheme this week, AsianInvestor can reveal, but the head of the local securities watchdog says take-up may be slow, at least initially.
Rosemary Wang of Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission discusses investment links between China and Taiwan, developing an online fund platform and regulating fee payments.
Asset managers point to changes they would like to see under the China-Hong Kong mutual recognition scheme to make it a more cost-effective business proposition.
The CEO of BEA Union Investment discusses where progress is being made and where further liberalisation is likely in respect of the Hong Kong-China cross-border fund scheme.
Their surprise failure last week to sign up to the memorandum of cooperation is the result of temporary snags and internal processes, national regulators say.
Yesterday’s signing of the memorandum of cooperation for the Asia Region Funds Passport has sparked calls for jurisdictions to address the unequal tax treatment of ...
Australia, Japan, Korea and New Zealand today signed the Asia Region Fund Passport’s memorandum of cooperation, which will come into effect on June 30.
The head of investment products and advisory at Hang Seng Bank explains how her firm is tackling the challenge of educating Chinese investors under the mutual recognition of ...
The chief executive of Value Partners reveals what he sees as important when it comes to the cross-border fund scheme between Hong Kong and mainland China.
Asset managers that have launched funds under the Hong Kong-China mutual recognition scheme may be out of pocket for at least the first year, thanks to the mainland stock slump.
Beijing's market intervention has hit confidence in the cross-border fund scheme, with products being registered more as a PR exercise than a business prospect right now.
The asset manager has promoted internally to fill the post as it seeks to build out its mainland business, but it is in no rush to hire in the current turbulent environment.
More mainland funds have received the go-ahead for sale in Hong Kong under the mutual recognition scheme. They are tipped to provide stiff competition for RQFII products.