Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund system had a good year in 2017, but concerns over high fee levels and a lack of innovation still linger.
The delegated investment business of consultants sits awkwardly with their advisory business, say some investment industry experts.
The country's new enterprise annuities rules aims to prod more companies to set up annuity schemes, but they appear unlikely to do the job well enough.
Wealth managers at the island's banks are facing increasing criticism over their habit of “churning” clients into new funds. It is fragmenting the industry's overall asset base.
The country's insurers are facing tighter regulations in their investment activities, with a new set of rules restricting their investments into public-private partnerships.
Senior executives at China's asset owners will likely rotate their jobs this year, something that may not be good news for fund managers seeking their mandates.