Summer 2015

GlyphsChina A-shares still await entry to MSCI’s Emerging Market Index, but the track is laid and a decision may be coming soon. George Mitton reports.

China is already the largest single weight in MSCI’s Emerging Markets Index. Adding A-shares will underline its position as the world’s second-largest economy.

BarrierMutual fund recognition should allow Chinese and Hong Kong-based funds to cross the border and reach new customers. But not every product is eligible. George Mitton reports.

Nicholas-HadowAberdeen Asset Management established its Asian headquarters in Singapore in 1992. George Mitton talks to Nick Hadow, director of business development, who is also chair of Singapore’s funds industry association.

SeoulSouth Korea has emerged as a busy source of RQFII flows as its formerly domestic-focused funds industry develops a taste for Chinese investment. Dave Waller reports.

New Bond StreetLoans and sovereign bond benchmarks that reference the GDP of issuers are part of the toolset for targeting new income sources. Funds Europe was media partner at Pioneer Investments’ annual conference.

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