Japan tackles governance; US targets systemic risk; China eyes tech laws; EU lobbied over FTT; Beijing clarifies margin trading; HK to extend offshore rules; Taiwan sets e-voting date.
A 400% jump in tax audits of alternatives managers and uncertainty over tax treatment in Hong Kong have private equity firms worried. Some are said to be shifting certain functions to Singapore.
It has long been unclear under what circumstances foreign private equity firms would need to register with the Hong Kong regulator. That situation may soon change.
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Under the Wealth Connect scheme launched on Friday, both mainland and Hong Kong markets are expecting higher capital flow between the two regions.
The hiring spree for 22 newly created positions is the largest by the Korean sovereign wealth fund since 2015. The new program includes 15 investment management openings.
When it comes to family offices, the generations don't always see eye to eye. For the younger generation, ESG concerns and tech plays are beginning to predominate.
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) and the National Pension Service (NPS) plan to enhance overseas voting rights and mandatory ESG filings for overseas companies.
The enlargement of the Bond Connect scheme, announced on Wednesday (Sep 15), gives Chinese investors another option for allocating capital offshore.
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