APS, Credit Suisse, Value Partners and Invesco have set up onshore entities in China in the past three months. But they face various hurdles in registering as private fund houses.
JP Morgan and UBS still head Z-Ben Advisors’ annual list of the leading foreign fund firms in China. Meanwhile, AllianzGI, Morgan Stanley and Fidelity have leapt into the top 10.
August sales of Hong Kong funds under the mutual recognition scheme exceeded the total volume in the first seven months of the year. JP Morgan Asset Management accounts for the lion's share.
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The Canadian fund house has hired the experienced sales executive after the exits of Kim Jun-Ku last year and James Chen in July, as it looks to build its private markets business.
The de facto central bank plans to increase the liquidity level in its portfolio. Experts say this could mean cutting its alternative asset exposure while raising its allocation to bonds.
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