Overly burdensome rules are hindering investors rather than protecting them, argue AMP Capital's Kerry Ching and Blair Pickerell, formerly of Nikko Asset Management.
AMP Capital's Asia head says Hong Kong and Singapore are appealing in terms of wholesale but not institutional business, as she assesses where the best opportunities lie in the region.
The Australian asset manager is now offering two real asset funds on its new Ucits platform, as part of a drive to expand its investor base from its home market.
The firm aims to exploit a number of fixed income opportunities in the region and will add to its 18-strong Hong Kong headcount.
The fund manager gives international CEO Anthony Fasso responsibility for its dominant Australian client base. It comes as the firm officially opens its Hong Kong office.
The firm has hired Kerry Ching from Fidelity IM to run Asia sales and distribution as it looks to build its Hong Kong office into a regional hub.