Wealth managers said alternatives assets offered investment and hedging opportunities following Donald Trump's surprise election success, but further protest votes could emerge in Europe.
The Chinese wealth manager believes the UK's vote to exit from Europe offers investment opportunities on the back of rising mergers and acquisitions.
The Shanghai-based wealth manager is doing due diligence on asset managers for the two strategies, one focused on private equity and the other on real estate.
India and Vietnam look particularly good value, while Hong Kong is now the cheapest major stock market in the world after Russia, says William Ma of wealth manager Noah Holdings.
Chinese banks may dominate domestic retail fund distribution, but local independents such as Jupai and Noah are making inroads with wealthier clients, and expanding internationally.
The Chinese wealth management firm's president says peer-to-peer lending platforms may not have the financial expertise to select suitable investment products for clients.
The Chinese wealth manager plans to grow its staff by 50% next year and may expand to the UK and US in future. It is also seeking insurance partners, but will cut the number of fund firms it works with.
The UK asset manager is discussing providing product for Chinese peer-to-peer firms’ online platforms, amid debate over the potential disintermediation of traditional distributors.
Mainland individuals are looking to boost their offshore exposure, but their return expectations – while lower than in the past – remain stubbornly high, an AsianInvestor forum heard.
The Chinese wealth manager has hired its first chief investment officer for Hong Kong.
The financial planner is seeking to replicate a successful strategy it runs on the mainland focused on general partners in China that exit deals via IPO or trade sale.
The nation's securities regulator has granted mutual fund distribution licences to four independent financial advisers, which will aim to gain market share by providing professional fund services.