In part two of our article on automated fund selection tools, some think new market entrants will compete with research houses. But the incumbents are seen to possess key advantages.
In the second of a two-part story, China's fund regulator wants to help fund of funds proliferate, but relatively few onshore firms have enough fund variety to create the products.
The rise of exchange-traded funds is leading to more complex underlyings and more issuers entering the ETF market. But this also means investors must do more due diligence, says Morningstar.
Central bank buying has boosted the market for strategic-beta exchange-traded products, with Japan the out-and-out regional leader by assets under management, notes Morningstar
The research firm has hired a hedge-fund-of-funds analyst to lead its investment management teams across China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Distributors should not simply take the easy route of onboarding big, well established Chinese funds and managers, says Morningstar, because smaller strategies may well provide better returns.