Having secured a dealing licence in Hong Kong last year, Canada's biggest pension fund is considering locating traders in Asia. It has also added an equity investment head in India.
As its institutional asset base in Asia grows, the Scottish fund house has located a dealing duo in the region after launching an onshore China business late last year.
Asset owners say there are several reasons behind their reluctance to invest into volatility index futures. They explained to AsianInvestor what they were.
Institutional investors and fund managers in Asia are increasingly looking at the potential for blockchain to hasten trade settlement and reduce compliance costs.
The equity trading link will go live on December 5, with Chinese insurance firms expected to boost flows into Hong Kong and hedge funds showing interest in Shenzhen stocks.
The trading venue's founder and chief executive says robo-advisers and smart-beta strategies may be eye-catching for yield-starved investors, but they are relatively untested.