With an RMB clearing bank about to be established in Taiwan, industry players reflect on the potential opportunities and how they believe the market will grow.
iShares takes the most net new money into its Asia-Pacific ex-Japan-listed exchange-traded funds in the first quarter, at the expense of firms such as Polaris and State Street Global Advisors.
Strategic Insight research shows Asia-based funds overall had a good, not great year in 2011, in line with the US and in contrast to Europe; but only the top managers benefited.
Fund managers and even some providers of exchange-traded funds say ETFs may be ill-suited for accessing immature markets.
Polaris will introduce the first environmental, social and governance fund for retail investors in Taiwan; it will invest in emerging markets.
Investors from Taiwan and China take a divergent approach to crisis-hit Japan.