Asia now accounts for half of all CFA certification candidates and has better female member representation. The CFA Institute also aims to open a Shanghai office, says its regional MD.
The city's newly proposed investment vehicle aims to go beyond what many had expected, says a senior lawyer, and the industry is cautiously optimistic.
A top-level reshuffle at the fund house – which has led to the exit of CIO Mark Beardow – will see Anthony Fasso return to Australia and help look for M&A opportunities for the firm.
More and more institutions are entering the mainland debt market and a trading pattern is emerging, as the Bond Connect scheme and wider index inclusion loom closer.
As Hong Kong's securities regulator softens its stance on leveraged funds, Citi's Stewart Aldcroft dismisses concerns that they are unsuitable for local retail investors.
Europe’s Ucits fund structure is gaining popularity in Asia despite the development of regional product passporting schemes, says Standard Chartered’s head of securities services.
Commodity prices are bouncing back, but will Asian asset owners now embrace an asset class they have long shunned? And is this the start of a new bull cycle, or a temporary rally?
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.
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 Government Employees Pension Service is tipped to see fierce competition for its CIO vacancy. It has also seen its head of overseas investment join KB Asset Management.
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.
Citi says mainland debt is now eligible for its EM and regional government bond indexes, but has not given a time frame for inclusion, sparking more debate among fund managers.
Fund houses must get better at active management or offer index products, say industry players. The scale that the Standard Life-Aberdeen merger would bring may facilitate such a move.
Spreads are at historically tight levels, but portfolio managers believe asset allocators would be unwise to throw in the towel just yet.
The city-state’s imminent review of its corporate governance code is set to address two areas where more disclosure is needed, says David Smith of Aberdeen Asset Management.
Choi Young-Gwon will start in the new role on April 1 after overseeing big changes in investment strategy during his three years at Korea's Government Employees Pension Service.
The fund house's Asia head of fixed income, Ashley Perrott, suggests that waiting on China's inclusion in global bond indexes is a red herring, as his firm continues its push onshore.
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.
Some big institutions find index-based investment harder than they expect and should push asset managers to cut fees instead of trying do it themselves, says a State Street executive.
AsianInvestor reported on Wednesday that Sandra Cheng, head of institutional business for Southeast Asia at Columbia Threadneedle, was leaving the fund house. She is in fact still an employee of the firm, said a spokeswoman.