China's onshore and offshore bond markets are likely to be connected to each other in the coming months, AsianInvestor has been told. This is despite concerns over the different trading systems used.
The industry association says share-transfer and pre-delivery rules are preventing long-only managers from using the trading link. It expects regulators to tackle the latter issue early in 2015.
Association Asifma is set to announce a new group to provide a regional voice for asset management firms in Asia. An industry veteran has been appointed to head it.
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