With Sino-US tensions mounting over Donald Trump's plans for trade protectionism, among other things, mainland institutions are seen to be eyeing foreign assets outside America.
The hedge fund giant and three other asset managers – Aberdeen, AllianzGI and BNP Paribas Investment Partners – have been approved to trade China's interbank bond market.
Insurers in Taiwan have been tactically allocating to higher-risk fixed income, including high yield, mortgage bonds and private loans, as well as using ETFs more, say fund managers.
AsianInvestor spoke to BNP Paribas Investment Partners' newly promoted Christian Bucaro about the developing investment landscape in Southeast Asia.
Britain's vote to leave the EU has sparked more renminbi weakening and capital outflows from China. This trend could wreak havoc on markets, says Chi Lo of BNP Paribas Investment Partners.
Beijing pledged last week to raise the 49% cap on foreign stakes in mainland fund firms and to give details on investment management WFOEs, further widening the options for overseas fund houses.