Historical precedents, limited central bank tightening, earnings momentum—all are cited as factors supporting the market, although the mix of growth looks set to change.
Asset managers, advisers and distributors in India say planned rules to separate provision of investment advice from sale of mutual funds will hamper investment industry growth.
Instead of a joint SFC-HKEx committee to rule on listings and develop policy, itself a compromise, investors are left with a consultative panel that lacks any formal powers.
The funds of funds industry in China has enormous potential, but fund houses need to build capabilities and track records in order to exploit it, said participants and observers.
Both fund managers and financial advisers believe the territory needs to update its regulation of business referrals, which has left many companies operating in a legal grey zone.
Weaker growth numbers and high equity valuations could lead more foreign investors to trim positions amid some profit taking, say market experts.
AsianInvestor's COO of the year also discusses tackling a growing regulatory burden and the challenges ahead for his company.
Four foreign managers can now do business directly in China, with Fullerton looking to launch an equity fund and Man working on a quant strategy.
Geopolitics often jolt markets but the impact is usually limited. Despite the high stakes, investors should remain calm in the wake of escalating US-North Korea tensions, say experts.
Despite MSCI's green light, there remain hurdles, including capital controls, debt burdens, complex access channels and corporate governance concerns. But things are changing.
The impact of Hurricane Harvey on energy commodities is seen as limited, but more weather disruptions are likely, and investors expect long-term oil price gains.
More is being spent on performance analysis, data and risk management in the region, but market fragmentation is an issue.
Fullerton Fund Management will manage the insurer’s public-asset portfolio as part of the all-Singaporean deal, say sources familiar with the matter.
The US asset manager has strategically invested into a Singapore-based robo services firm. Other fund houses could follow as automated investing continues to rise across Asia.
The asset management arm of Canadian insurer Sun Life has hired a replacement for a portfolio manager on its Mandatory Provident Fund team in Hong Kong.
The mainland group's Hong Kong investment arm has been busy raising new funds this year and has outlined the types of assets it is targeting.
The US asset manager has seen William Tan exit, not long after it appointed a head of institutional business for Asia.
The burning question is: will the US Federal Reserve start reducing its balance sheet next week? Investment experts are divided.
Consultancy CompliancePlus has raised concerns about Hong Kong's proposed rules for a new open-ended fund structure in its submission to the regulator.
The US asset manager saw its lead China portfolio manager depart last month and has promoted internally to replace her.