Luigi Vignola, head of of markets and advisory solutions Asia at the private bank, is eyeing the potential impact of the merger of Janus Capital and Henderson Global Investors on their funds.
The deal will give the two fund firms more consistency and scale – which they will badly need in an increasingly tough environment for active managers, say industry observers.
Having won a master agent licence in Taiwan, Pioneer Investments has since last week been able to sell funds directly to distributors.
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Richard Weil believes worried US investors will increasingly seek to put their money to work overseas, mirroring Janus Capital’s own need to diversify.
The firm has also beefed up its Greater China sales capability with the hiring of Benjamin Hwa.