BNP Paribas Wealth Management has poached an executive from LGT Capital Partners, and other private banks are also looking to strengthen their direct investment teams in Asia.
Cybersecurity and changes to the accredited investor regime are set to impact the wealth management industries of Hong Kong and Singapore, experts said.
China's troves of customer data could help it rapidly develop artificial intelligence investing solutions. But challenges still need to be overcome before it leads the world in fintech.
The country's government is encouraging local financial technology companies to create investing solutions. It could help fill the nation's dearth in experienced investment advisers.
Asia has plenty of geopolitical risks on the horizon, and investors should consider asset diversification and hedging to mitigate their exposures, say advisers and family offices.
The eurozone is tipped for its strongest economic growth in a decade next year, but the outlook is still clouded by political uncertainty going into 2018.
A rising interest rate environment and tight credit spreads remain front and centre for fixed-income-loving wealthy investors, say private bank experts.
Tan Wei Mei, head of portfolio solutions for Credit Suisse Private Banking in Asia Pacific, says lower fees are leading more wealthy clients to consider funds as an investment.
BCT is among the first of Hong Kong's compulsory saving scheme providers to incorporate ESG factors for MPF products. But the city's ESG awareness is low.
Mifid II could squeeze out marginal discretionary portfolio management platforms, but it is unlikely to affect all wealth firms equally, say market experts.
China Merchant Bank's general manager for its private bank division explains how it differs its services from its big regional rivals, as it seeks to build an international business.
While no wrong-doings were revealed in the recent data leak, wealth clients will have to get used to the increasing demand for transparency, experts said.
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.
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.
Asian wealthy individuals are increasingly looking for partnerships and co-investing possibilities when conducting impact investing in the healthcare sector.
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.