Senior executives at China's asset owners will likely rotate their jobs this year, something that may not be good news for fund managers seeking their mandates.
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.
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.
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.
Foreign asset managers are fast ramping up their China growth plans, say recruiters. With investment management WFOEs tipped to double in 2018, a talent bottleneck is forming.
While some fixed income experts hope Chinese bonds will be included in major indices this year, others feel issues with Bond Connect will delay such inclusion into 2019.
The China Insurance Regulatory Commission has released a set of rules that poses new limits on insurers' alternatives investments, forcing them to look for yields elsewhere.
The long-anticipated ETF Connect, which sets to boost demand for exchange-traded funds in Hong Kong, looks likely to launch this year after being delayed from 2017.
Beijing is prioritising reforms, which is good news for its long term prospects but could reduce the nation's short term economic growth, and affect its appeal to equity investors.
AsianInvestor presents a roundup of expected developments that the investment industry should know about in the huge mainland retirement savings market.
The Canadian insurer has inked a tie-up between its mainland funds joint venture and Agricultural Bank of China, but is still seeking a partner with which to set up a pensions firm.
China’s A-share market, which has a market value of more than US$7 trillion, offers exclusive and diverse investment opportunities not found in offshore listings, according to Schroders.
China’s third-largest insurer is eyeing Belt and Road-related investments but pursues a different strategy to its bigger peer by seeking indirect exposure.
China's array of investment fund options is growing, with Man opening a quantitative strategy fund. Others will likely follow, as regulators seek to ease open investing options.
The pension schemes of 13 Chinese local governments are reportedly now in deficit, or close to deficit, and the number will only grow if nothing is done.
Around 200 mainland firms have won approval to run asset management businesses in Hong Kong in the past year. But concerns have been raised about the inflow of such players.
Unsettled issues include greater clarity around ownership and investor protection in the event of disputes with local authorities, though Beijing is making some headway.
The newly merged group is the fourth firm to have won a China private fund management licence in the past month and is planning an equity fund.
Fund managers in China that have too many small funds may have to wait six months to win approval for new products, but there are exceptions and some room for manoeuvre.