Following a plunge in Asia Pacific’s private equity markets, investors are shifting away from a growth-at-all-costs mindset and becoming more selective as they look to deploy their capital.
As sustainability rises as a priority among asset owners, they will need to grapple with how much they engage with poor ESG performers, and whether they should divest.
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.
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BNP Paribas Securities Services' Remi Toucheboeuf and Mostapha Tahiri discuss some of the burning issues around the proposed scheme.
The Singaporean state investment firm is among several Asian institutions that look set to drive growth in Turkey's asset management industry.
Under pressure from tighter regulations and shrinking trading volumes, broker-dealers say they need to reform their cash equity businesses to survive.
Despite unresolved issues over tax compliance, India has seen net foreign investor inflows return with a vengeance. Market players say several factors are behind the turnaround.
A proposal by the HKMA that urges asset managers in Hong Kong to move back-office functions to Qianhai is over ambitious and won't work without incentives, say industry figures.
The growth of China's non-bank lending segment is creating space for investment funds, such as Gen2 Partners' vehicle, to offer mezzanine financing to SMEs and developers.
BNP Paribas Securities Services says it sees more Asian firms planning Ucits funds, as it makes a new appointment to its securities services team.