Korea's financial regulator is increasingly trying to impose caution in respect of illiquid investments, especially offshore ones, but the tide of flows into such assets is still rising.
The local financial regulator has extended the blanket ban on shorting until May but a partial ban will be in place after that, raising criticism from some experts.
Industry observers believe asset owners could increasingly turn to low fee passive funds and potentially back off from risky vehicles if new fund rules are introduced next year.
The Chinese financial regulator eased the rules around insurance asset management products, which should hasten their issuance and raise their appeal with other investors.
A new set of rules from the CBIRC will enlarge the investor base for insurance asset management products. This could ramp up investor demand.
Artificial intelligence could revolutionise actively managed funds, but it cannot expand until regulators accept them and they build multi-year track records, say advocates.