Myanmar's stock market is on the cusp of opening the door to foreigners. They could be forgiven for not rushing in, despite the new exchange's best efforts.
It makes sense for Chinese regulators to restrict domestic insurance firms' aggressive moves into risk assets. Doing so should reduce market volatility and boost bond liquidity.
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The UK life insurer is reorganising its Asian investment team, say sources; it has brought in local CIOs for Singapore and Hong Kong and aims to do the same in Malaysia.
Multi-asset specialists are moving for pay rises of as much as 40% in the region as fund houses scramble to strengthen their teams, say recruiters.
The investment consultancy's Asia-Pacific head of portfolio advisory is moving on after eight years in the role, as the firm narrows its focus in the region.
JP Morgan PB names Asia chief; Schroders' Taljard relocates, Steven Chua to exit; Sarasin adds Asia UHNW head; UBS expands expat coverage team in Singapore; RBC replaces Asia UHNW head; BNPP IP adds HK retail head; Northern Trust opens Seoul branch; Lioncrest to expand to Singapore; Aviva Investors loses BD director; Iosco sets up Asia-Pacific hub.
Guidelines issued on Friday aimed at curbing the growth of mutual funds tailored for individual – or small groups of – institutional clients have come earlier than some expected.
HSBC appoints global head of HNW sales; BlackRock loses Asia real estate research head; Franklin Templeton names lead PMs; BNP Paribas WM shuffles senior executives; PSPF names new supervisory board chairman; China Post and Capital switches chairman.
The Canadian firm is the first financial institution to win an investment company wholly foreign-owned enterprise licence. It will relocate institutional sales staff to the new entity in Shanghai.
The latest move from Japan's huge state retirement fund is designed to give it more flexibility on manager selection and access to new investment ideas.
The CIO of the world’s largest pension fund, Hiromichi Mizuno, is pushing hard for more dialogue between investors and issuers in the hope of boosting returns for Japan's retirees.
The Chinese insurer doubled its Hong Kong equity allocation and ramped up its alternatives exposure last year, while also boosting its cash position in anticipation of domestic rate rises.