Rich female investors in the region invest differently than their male counterparts, including making comfort investing in funds and insurance products, say wealth experts.
Put off by the track record of some of these products, the French insurer is seeking other ways to play the ESG theme.
The Singapore regulator's banning of two more individuals for breaches related to the 1MDB scandal could foreshadow more industry closures.
Asian wealthy individuals are increasingly looking for partnerships and co-investing possibilities when conducting impact investing in the healthcare sector.
The Singapore-based deputy director for investment and wealth management at Axa Insurance is adding funds in both areas in response to rising investor demand.
Investors are not totally clear about what they are getting into when they buy low-volatility products and could be shocked at the risks they are unwittingly taking, according to experts.
The private bank's investment solutions team absorbed that of its recent acquisition, but it faces big obstacles to turn that into higher profits, say experts.
Institutional investor demand for ESG strategies in Asia is broadening the offerings for high net worth investors, but their demand is rising more slowly than in other regions, say experts.
Despite risks, HNWIs still interested in this asset class, mostly private-equity funds for onshore, and Reits for offshore, according to China Merchants Bank.
The biggest Chinese private bank aims to greatly increase its Hong Kong relationship managers, but a senior executive admits achieving this goal will be very challenging.
Bitcoin's appeal is growing among Asia's wealthy but regulatory concerns and illiquid digital currency markets, are likely to keep investments muted for now, say experts.
Wealthy individuals in the region are increasingly looking to financial technology services in order to bolster their investment processes and returns, said the annual report.
Chinese HNW and insurance investors are temporarily holding back on offshore investments, but will likely ratchet up again in the future. This poses challenges for wealth and asset managers.
Chinese HNWIs are increasingly seeking diversification benefits through asset allocation but it it's early days yet and the country's wealth managers are still playing catchup.
Client on-boarding times are getting significantly longer to the growing frustration of private bank clients, a Hong Kong survey of wealth management firms shows.
Dogged by high costs and low returns, multi-family offices may seek mergers or partnerships. But innovation may also offer a way out of their troubles.
While multi-family offices have much scope to grow, they also face cost pressures and rising expectations from the ultra-wealthy individuals they serve.
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.
Wealth advisers agree that high net worth investors are increasingly turning their attention to outright asset performance when it comes to investing via funds.
The region's family offices are keen on real estate, equities and increasingly US private credit, according to a joint report by UBS and Campden Research.