New corporate fund structures in Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore aim to make these domiciles more attractive to asset managers and investors. In part two of this mini-series, we examine whether asset managers should include them in their fund manufacturing and distribution strategies.
In competition with schemes such as UCITS, the development of corporate fund structures in Asia Pacific is providing more options for asset managers to domicile funds. We break down what the new structures mean.
MSCI’s inclusion of China A large cap shares in its emerging markets (EM) index presents exciting new investment opportunities. Gary O’Brien, head of custody product at BNP Paribas Securities Services, Asia Pacific, breaks down how they can be captured.
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