Gatekeepers in Asia are finding space on their crowded shelves for funds that can cope with expected US rate rises, China uncertainty and low oil prices. Alternative products are a big focus.
The French firm is seeking to capitalise on its success elsewhere by adding two multi-asset income funds to its line-up in Asia. It is betting on continued demand amid volatile markets.
Data shows the market share of banks as distributors of investment product in Asia has slumped, even as UK figures show a rise in direct distribution. Is this what Asia can expect?
Mutual fund shoppers in China increasingly depend on websites for information on investments, a new poll shows. But investors in Asia appear to be using more traditional information, such as friends' advice.
It has included Aberdeen Asset Management, First State Investments and Investec Asset Management to its open-architecture offering. But Cerulli sees difficulties with the model.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has given the products the green light, but industry observers highlight that regulators in Malaysia and Thailand have yet to do so.