The bank's Hong Kong head of investment product and advisory outlines how it is looking to encourage clients to make greater use of funds and discretionary management.
Asian investor short-termism is seen as partly to blame for the shift, which came amid the region’s strong stock rally this year. Balanced and bond funds, by contrast, drew strong flows.
China Merchants Bank posted the fastest asset growth among private banks globally last year, and industry observers say mainland firms are well positioned to continue this trend.
The firm's Asia head of investments explains where he is seeing appetite among clients, pointing to their rising awareness of socially responsible strategies.
With rules tightening around the financial technology sector and competition growing fiercer, the environment is getting tougher for smaller players, note industry observers.
The firm's investment head for Asia says it's hard to find pure-play products for robotics and and cyber-security, which are both increasingly popular themes among clients.
Firms with less than $10 billion in Asia-Pacific AUM will need a strong discretionary business to run a profitable operation, say experts. Use of technology will also play a big part.
Several external asset managers in Asia are said to be wooing prospective acquirers, including private banks. But would such moves benefit clients?
Wealthy Asians are expected to retain and manage more money locally over time, and a growing number of global and local firms are eyeing the opportunities.
The Chinese fintech giant's chief executive, Eric Jing, sets out his big idea ahead of an eagerly awaited IPO, tipped for next year.
Electronic platforms such as Credit Suisse’s new launch will need to cope with the sophisticated products that wealthy investors will want, say industry experts.
The city-state should see digital advisers proliferate once a new framework is in place, says Liew Nam Soon, managing partner at EY. But there's a way to go before that happens.
The new firm's chief executive, Walter de Oude, sets out his stall to AsianInvestor, with some arguing this could be a good time to challenge more traditional insurers.
The region’s affluent focus on bond funds for emerging markets, which risks leaving them poorly placed as market conditions change, argues Eastspring Investments.
Technology is set to revolutionise asset management in Asia and beyond. Over the coming days we will outline how it could do so
Credit Agricole's private bank will remain sub-scale in Asia even if it buys CIC's Hong Kong and Singapore wealth business in a newly proposed deal, say industry observers.
Mainland hedge fund Zexi Investment and its head, Xu Xiang, have been blacklisted – and sources say more big cases are about to break.
The government-backed online distribution platform aims to partner fund and fintech houses on new services. Industry observers say easing of local rules will help the sector develop.
AsianInvestor spoke to Arnaud Tellier, regional head of investment services at one of Asia's biggest private banks, about product onboarding and industry consolidation.
The French bank's head of investment services talks about changes to his preferred funds, the appeal of alternatives and the opportunities offered by fee transparency.