Domestic asset managers are increasingly sophisticated and could become global players within 20 years, said the Asia chief executive of JP Morgan Asset Management.
The new appointment to the UK fund house's financial institutions group will focus on the $7 trillion Asia-Pacific insurance segment.
Digital distribution platforms could offer alternatives to fund passporting in Asia, but they may struggle in the face of regulatory scrutiny, say some experts.
Industry participants welcome planned guidelines from the Asset Management Association of China that aim to drive adoption of environment, social and governance principles.
Asian funds passporting schemes have struggled to attract interest from fund managers for a variety of reasons, ranging from taxation to fund distribution challenges.
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New asset allocation rules and staffing requirements have been set out for life insurers engaging in the annuities business, as well as fund houses seeking to manage such funds.
With uninvested capital levels hitting all-time highs and valuations rising, private equity investors may be able to find better value among small-to-mid-cap emerging market funds.
The regional equity market rout looks to have further to run given widespread worries over the impact of the escalating US-led trade war and other factors.
A senior fund manager's departure will herald increased responsibility for the Asian equities team led by Ng Soo Nam.
The US’s tariffs on Chinese goods could eventually cause Beijing to reverse its liberalisation policies for US insurers and fund houses.
Lower levels of unused capital and higher distributions mean private equity funds in emerging markets could continue to outperform developed market peers. Challenges remain though.
Across the world, financial services organisations are facing an array of cyberattacks. Fund houses are not immune, and need to be prepared, argues Jeremy Pizzala of EY.
Industry veterans formerly at AllianceBernstein and Axa Investment Managers have taken up the respective roles, as the mainland talent merry-go-round continues.
The Dutch fund house says the London-based executive has left to pursue other opportunities.
UK-based Old Mutual Global Investors' managing director for the region will be moving on following other recent departures, AsianInvestor can reveal.
Natixis's acquisition of MV Credit shows how asset managers are bulking up their private market capabilities as investor demand grows for non-traditional, higher-yielding assets.
Some Rmb1.3 trillion now held in employer pension schemes could be affected by the shift signalled in state media. Other reforms could give onshore fund managers a rural boost.
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