But distribution platforms and discretionary portfolio managers plan to rebalance their exposure to equity by region and to bonds by type, a survey by Natixis Investment Managers finds.
Banks in Southeast Asia are selling their asset management arms as risk management costs rise and clients seek more adventurous products, drawing interest from Western insurers.
Digital distribution platforms could offer alternatives to fund passporting in Asia, but they may struggle in the face of regulatory scrutiny, say some experts.
More sanctions related to investment product sales are expected after the Hong Kong unit of Chinese wealth manager Noah was fined last week. Fund houses should be concerned too.
Sebi's latest proposals to segregate advice and product distribution indicate a marked shift in thinking and plugs loopholes that were to the detriment of investors, said experts.
The UK-based fund house has poached a UBS veteran for the newly created role.
Product governance rules under Mifid II are likely to affect the operations of Asian product producers, but most firms remain unprepared for the changes to come, say experts.
The French bank's head of investment services talks about changes to his preferred funds, the appeal of alternatives and the opportunities offered by fee transparency.
Robo-advisers are set to slowly expand across Asia as investors seek to keep expenses down and banks aim to offer low-cost investment advice, argues Larry Cao of CFA Institute.
The Swiss fund house has named its first Asia head of intermediary sales, but has no plans to tap the retail market in Hong Kong or Singapore. AsianInvestor spoke to the firm's regional CEO.
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The Securities and Futures Commission plans to make distributors declare the commissions they charge on funds, reflecting a global trend.