Axa, BNP Paribas, Deutsche AM and HSBC helped account for strong growth in the second quartile of AsianInvestor's ranking of the biggest fund houses by Asia-Pacific assets.
The new product, based on the new FTSE China A-H 50 Index, provides exposure to the cheapest stocks of big mainland companies, whether they are listed in China or Hong Kong.
The Asia-Pacific chief investment officer for Deutsche Asset Management, Sean Taylor, suspects there will be little let-up in policy-making uncertainty ahead of the Central Politburo reshuffle in 2017.
Andrew Kwek, who is also Asia head of sales at DWS, will leave the newly formed Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management business after over seven years with the firm.
BNY Mellon names Japan president, new CIC chief speculation, KKR adds in Japan, Telstra Super chief to retire, DeAM Korea co-CEO exits, Eastspring hires in Greater China sales, Neuberger Berman names adviser, Bobby Wood moves to Serica.
Singapore-based GIC signals its intention to focus on investments in India by appointing veteran real estate investor Kishore Gotety as country head.