Provision of a small number of high-quality products is preferable to a mass of similar funds, speakers tell AsianInvestor's Fund Selector Forum. And they say managers need to prove their funds' worth.
The Swiss private bank and ABN Amro subsidiary are both adding fund houses to their platforms, but following different approaches for doing so.
China is to allow fund firms to launch FoF products from this Friday amid a string of underperforming hybrid funds. Investment thresholds are expected to be kept relatively low.
Edhec-Risk Institute's proposals to bring in lifecycle products as mandatory default funds met with criticism as a government inquiry releases recommendations for wide-ranging reform.
Buoyed by asset growth, but impeded by low yields and a lack of suitable assets at home, Asian insurers are turning their focus to overseas property, despite various challenges.
The bank's global head of investment advisory talks about how he chooses products to put on the firm's shelves and what he'd like to see from asset managers.