Other topics covered by a survey of delegates at AsianInvestor’s latest COO Forum included outsourcing trends, MiFID II, regional passporting schemes, and alternatives investing.
Transparency rules can be a useful way to empower investors, but more does not always mean better. It's all about getting the right balance.
The introduction of tougher fee disclosure rules in Europe spells bad news for high charging fund groups in Asia, as local regulators look to emulate the Mifid II rules.
The new rules from the European Securities and Markets Authority will affect research consumption and fund distribution in Asia, according to a roundtable by AsianInvestor and BNP Paribas.
Structural market changes and the onset of Mifid II are driving a move to online bond trading, even in Asia.
A new package of European fund rules won't apply to Asian companies per se, but compliance may be a commercial imperative, writes Paul Moloney of Eversheds Sutherland.
Product governance rules under Mifid II are likely to affect the operations of Asian product producers, but most firms remain unprepared for the changes to come, say experts.
The European securities regulator's latest draft proposals over the issue of paying for broker research fail to grasp how managers make investment decisions, a forum hears.
The European directive, agreed last month, is expected to have implications – albeit relatively limited ones – for buy-side traders and independent investment advisers in Asia.