Hong Kong wants to build its credentials as a private equity centre. But it's untested, and will find it difficult to stand out against more established centres.
The Singapore Variable Capital Company proposals have some important issues that need ironing out, says Justin Ong of PwC, which is advising the regulator on the framework.
China managers operating via the RQFII scheme will drive cross-border portability, stirring regulators to sign bilateral agreements, says BNPP.
The time and cost of listing a Ucits product in Dublin may make it a more attractive funds domicile than Luxembourg for Asian managers, particularly Chinese.
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The US asset manager is about to unveil the appointment of a Wellington Management veteran to fill a key role for its institutional business after recent senior staff changes.
KIC appoints new deputy CIO; SSGA loses HK head of ETFs; Ping An AM portfolio manager exits; Bridgewater China hires tech head; Vanguard names new Asia head; BlackRock hires Apac head of iShares; CBRE Greater China advisory head departs and more.
The US firm's former Singapore chief is on gardening leave. Sources say he will take up an institutional client-focused role in Hong Kong at another large fund house.
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The move is seen as unlikely to mean much change for asset owners in Asia Pacific, but fund managers will be keeping a close eye on how it develops.
The coronavirus pandemic are challenging investment strategies in more than one way. But the postponement of upcoming tighter regulations might provide a ray of light.
With oil-producing countries hit hard by the crude price crash, their state institutions will have to dump liquid assets and, by default, raise private market allocations, say industry experts.
Nine experts share their takes on how institutional investors can best respond to what seems to be a spiralling bond market rout.
Once the deal is done, the $100 billion-plus juggernaut is expected to ramp up its Asia exposure, with Pimco likely helping Allianz Real Estate to build a third-party client business.
SSGA loses head of Apac trading; New Singapore property GP hires for first fund; Franklin Templeton hires Asia head of alternatives sales; HSBC replaces Apac head of trade finance distribution; KKR names first Asia head of global impact; Lippo Karawaci adds first CIO; Lombard Odier appoints head of stewardship and more.