Investment consultant firms are seeking to advise asset owners over investments, putting them at risk of accusations of conflicts of interest with their traditional advisory roles.
Researchers see smaller Chinese life insurance companies following the big players in outsourcing more to external fund managers, including overseas.
Z-Ben Advisors says Chinese trust firms and brokerages' asset management arms – which have $3.4 trillion in AUM – should now be counted as mainland fund houses.
Eager for more foreign exposure, mainland insurers are having to think more strategically about how they invest overseas in light of the freeze on approvals of new QDII quota.
Regional pension funds are hunting yield from complex asset classes. But elevated prices and lack of risk awareness may leave them exposed.
Towers Watson's Peter Ryan-Kane provides some solutions to the funds industry's failure to meet long-term objectives, as a poll shows how little investment professionals think of their own sector.