FTSE, BlackRock and guests discuss how institutional investors in Asia are using smart beta to reduce volatility and improve risk-adjusted returns.
Susan Chan has taken up the role in addition to her position as head of iShares’ Asia capital markets team. Jane Leung, the previous incumbent, is relocating to the US for a new role with the firm.
The firm says it wants the flexibility of the RQFII scheme to be adopted in order to create a level playing field between Chinese, Hong Kong and foreign ETF operators.
BlackRock’s exchange-traded funds arm is putting a new sales-support function in place, but has no plans to launch an RQFII ETF investing in A-shares.
Asia head for iShares, Julius Baer adds China team, UBS bolsters family office, Deutsche starts sec lending desk and Barings hires in institutional sales, among others.