The Chinese and Indian equity markets could be heading in opposite directions as the former becomes more accessible to foreign investors and the latter less so.
Sebi's latest proposals to segregate advice and product distribution indicate a marked shift in thinking and plugs loopholes that were to the detriment of investors, said experts.
The new rules from the European Securities and Markets Authority will affect research consumption and fund distribution in Asia, according to a roundtable by AsianInvestor and BNP Paribas.
Consultancy CompliancePlus has raised concerns about Hong Kong's proposed rules for a new open-ended fund structure in its submission to the regulator.
Guidelines issued on Friday aimed at curbing the growth of mutual funds tailored for individual – or small groups of – institutional clients have come earlier than some expected.
Shanghai has drafted eagerly awaited changes to its qualified domestic limited partnership scheme. Foreign asset managers are also hoping for clarity on Chinese mutual fund licences.