For the new Chinese New Year, AsianInvestor asked market experts questions about the coming 12 months. We begin by predicting what mainstream asset class will outperform.
The rating agency is appealing against sanctions imposed by the Hong Kong regulator for a negative report on Chinese companies. If the decision is upheld, price discovery will suffer.
CM Asset Management has undergone a senior reshuffle, with high-level investment staff coming in, such as Anthony Ho, Amundi’s former Asia CIO.
AsianInvestor asked market experts their views about smart beta products and gave our opinion on whether it would hit the mainstream. Find out whether we were right.
US insurer MetLife is ramping up its asset management business in Asia to expand its regional client base. It is also reportedly looking to sell its Hong Kong insurance unit.
China has reportedly reopened the two schemes. This could mean Ucits funds are close to Bond Connect approval and that QDII is set to return, says Andy Seaman of Stratton Street.
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.
Portfolio managers are braced for more stock market falls in Asia, but expect to see buying opportunities in Greater China and Japan once the dust settles.
In AsianInvestor's second revisit of last year's Year of the Rooster predictions, we look at how much the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates.
Sebi's latest proposals to segregate advice and product distribution indicate a marked shift in thinking and plugs loopholes that were to the detriment of investors, said experts.
The introduction of tougher fee disclosure rules in Europe spells bad news for high charging fund groups in Asia, as local regulators look to emulate the Mifid II rules.
Foreign fund firms setting up in China are excited by the opportunities provided by wholly foreign-owned entities, but they still face a years-long battle to crack the mainland market.
The US fund house has named new Asia-Pacific heads for its newly unified client business and for digital wealth, underscoring its growing focus on technology.
Leading real estate investors say valuations are reaching unsustainable levels in private markets: time for investors to change their strategy?
The UK asset manager has hired David Mitchell, while two executives have left in post-merger changes, including a 23-year veteran of the firm.
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.
With the outlook shifting on US interest rates and inflation, Asian asset owners should be diversifying their portfolios, say experts. Asian bonds are one option, but caution is advised.
The new rules seek to close lending loopholes and break implicit guarantees in private funds, and follow similar efforts to curb such irregularities in asset management products.
Swiss group UBP's asset management arm has lured a senior portfolio manager from its Dutch rival.
Several operational issues with the mutual market access scheme linger six months after launch. We identify the five most pressing issues preventing more investor participation.