Despite risks, HNWIs still interested in this asset class, mostly private-equity funds for onshore, and Reits for offshore, according to China Merchants Bank.
The Malaysia and Singapore bourses recognise they are lagging peers in North Asia in respect of exchange-traded funds – and are keen to catch up.
After an initial lack of asset manager interest in listing leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds in Singapore, the local bourse expects the first products to arrive in 2017.
Research shows that Asian Reits have produced solid long-term performance, hence the flows they have been attracting. But caution is advised following a strong run for the sector.
For anyone doubting the sustainability of China’s growth story, the scale and expected demand for quality real estate assets is going to grow strongly in the next 10 years, according to a new report.
Listed real estate investments could get a boost from tax harmonisation being implemented across the region, the head of Asia's real estate investment association tells AsianInvestor.