Real estate prices are widely seen as peaking in markets such as Australia and Japan, but there remains huge demand for the asset class, finds new PwC research.
Developments in financial technology solutions for asset managers promise to create new, detailed investing solutions, as well as changing the manner in which funds are distributed.
In the first of a two-part series on cyber risk, consultants say fund houses and their clients are lagging when it comes to countering threats such as hacking.
The Swiss asset and wealth manager is shutting its Hong Kong operation, a move that came as no surprise to market observers. More industry closures and consolidation are expected.
Regulatory compliance tops the list of challenges for wealth managers in the city, with talent sourcing another major concern, according to a new survey.
The region's high-net-worth clients are increasingly managing their money online, choosing convenience over adviser rapport – something wealth managers are disregarding, at their peril.
A high-level government advisory body says a more diversified fund distribution landscape is necessary for Hong Kong to grow as a financial hub.
Tobias Bland, the firm’s CEO, sees no reason why it can’t list its Chimerica ETF on the mainland bourse, but takes a fresh swipe at the fund approvals process in Hong Kong.
The gap between the valuation that sellers are demanding and buyers are willing to pay is narrowing in the wake of China market turmoil.
Data shows the market share of banks as distributors of investment product in Asia has slumped, even as UK figures show a rise in direct distribution. Is this what Asia can expect?
Private equity sales are continuing apace in China, despite A-share turbulence which has hit the domestic IPO market. Strategic buyers are set to support the PE exit pipeline in coming months, say industry players.
Market participants see more private equity investment professionals setting up shop in Hong Kong following the extension of a profits tax exemption late last week.