Celent says regulation of private equity in various Asian countries is far more hands-off than in the West and, in China, actively supportive of the industry.
Combined volume on Asian derivatives exchanges has finally overtaken North America, led strongly by Korea and India. But the competition for regional dominance is heating up.
A desire to increase transparency is a major driver behind the US bank's move to make its securities-lending dashboard more customisable.
Celent is the latest to sing the praises of India's stock market.
ChinaÆs wealth-management industry, on track to hit $700 billion in 2014, is likely to be driven by guaranteed funds in the near term; Celent outlines which distributors should gain the most.
The financial crisis has reduced profits for AsiaÆs stock exchanges, but they are finding a variety of opportunities to grow revenues.
Rising wealth suggests more people will shift their asset allocation from real estate to investing more in capital markets, says Celent.