The UK fund house has set up offices in Beijing and the Shanghai free-trade zone, and as many as 15 more are said to be making similar moves or considering doing so.
The UK fund house has relocated an executive from Australia to assume the newly created post in Hong Kong, as it seeks to fill two senior regional roles.
The UK fund house is in the market for a replacement in Singapore for the executive, who will depart in March, AsianInvestor has learned.
The UK fund house has created the new regional post, pointing to ongoing strong interest in asset-allocation products.
Allianz Global Investors has seen its regional head of compliance move to Natixis Global Asset Management, while Karina Tang has retired from Schroders after 18 years with the firm.
The US house is understood to have hired Alan Young from rival Schroder Investment Management to replace Max Wong, who joined Oaktree Capital Management this June.
Over 72% of processing time at the SFC is attributed to applicants. To avoid delays in the registration, there must be more collaboration, says Mark Shipman of Clifford Chance.
After hitting a peak in March, Schroders' Asian asset income fund lost 30% of its assets. The firm is now on a fundraising push and has launched a renminbi share class for the product.
The UK firm’s global head of fixed income, Karl Dasher, says relative value opportunities underline Asia’s importance as Schroders looks to launch a diversified range of macro strategies.
Fixed income manager Julia Ho started at the UK asset manager last week based in London. She now reports to Bob Jolly, Schroders' head of global macro.
The firm is also seeking to register an identically managed product in a Ucits III format amid signs such a vehicle is growing in popularity.