The region is set to see more active ETFs and more product choice in 2018. ETF Connect could also be a game changer, but bitcoin ETFs are unlikely, say industry players.
Institutional investors from Korea to New Zealand are exploring opportunities in private debt, which offers higher yields than its public equivalent.
Fund industry executives are braced for a revolution in product distribution, as the Japanese regulator gets tough with the dominant local players.
Value is hard to find, inflation is set to rear its head and quantitative easing is tapering. That combination has led Australian asset owners to expect only moderate returns for 2018.
New Zealand Superannuation Fund's departing chief executive spoke to AsianInvestor about the challenges and successes of his decade in charge.
The Swiss asset manager's head of institutional client coverage for Northern Asia has resigned and will leave in February, but has not yet decided on her next career move.