The hedge fund industry has been relatively slow to embrace environmental, social and governance (ESG). But this looks likely to change as asset owners increasingly demand it.
Asset management has avoided major technology disruption, but its time is coming. Firms need to plan accordingly.
The country has slowly liberalised its financial markets, but it can do more to attract international investors, says the Asia Securities Industry Financial Markets Association.
Global investors need to better assess how much exposure to get to the country as its financial markets expand. Equities and private assets in particular offer some opportunities.
Investors that use legal entity identifiers can help regulators prevent counterparty risks. But the Asian take-up has been low to date, says the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation.
New regulations requiring asset managers to report extra data on collective investments schemes could be costly, unless regulators create centralised data centres, argues PwC.