Taiwan's biggest fund house is moving to build its business across Asia with the help of partner firms or staff expansion in markets including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea and Japan.
After a six-month delay the firm will list Taiwan's first gold-focused exchange-traded fund in early April, taking advantage of the regulator's liberalisation of rules. Another is to follow.
Optimism has greeted the arrival of two landmark products from Yuanta, with firms such as Fubon set to follow suit, while Hong Kong is seen as some way from approving such ETFs.
The country's biggest fund house is readying what would be the first gold and crude oil ETFs to list locally, following the relaxation of rules governing the use of futures.
After launching a fixed income mutual fund in China, Taiwan's Yuanta will roll out a more unusual cross-border ETF, a big step forward for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The firm intends to select between 20 and 30 global bond ETFs and package them for domestic retail investors as a diversification play amid market volatility.