REGULATION

Jan 05, 2021

Chinese stock quotesStandard Chartered and HSBC have become the first two global custodians to facilitate short-selling transactions in mainland China for overseas clients.

Jan 04, 2021

ESG_dataAlthough ESG investing has become more mainstream in the West, Covid-19 has turbocharged the trend as sustainable funds have proven their performance mettle this year, writes Lynn Strongin Dodds.

Dec 22, 2020

Chinese lanternsDeutsche Bank is the latest global player to gain entry into China’s onshore funds market after it was awarded a domestic fund custody license by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

Dec 22, 2020

China map currencyBarings Asset Management has become the first wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) in China to issue an onshore private fund management product to international investors via a new foreign investment scheme.

Nov 05, 2020

Asian_womanInfrastructure accounts for only a small slice of an Asian insurer’s portfolio, but in a stubbornly low interest rate environment, that is expected to change as firms search for higher yields while addressing urgent challenges. Lynn Strongin Dodds reports.

Nov 03, 2020

Climate changeFund managers in Hong Kong could be forced to disclose any climate-related risks in their portfolios and products based on a proposal from the industry’s regulator.

Nov 03, 2020

Indian stocksThe Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has brought in a code of conduct for fund managers and asset management companies (AMCs) in a bid to make the industry more accountable.

Nov 03, 2020

Chinese flagHSBC and Citi have both announced the completion of their first securities lending transactions in mainland China from offshore investors using the revamped Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFII) scheme.

Oct 13, 2020

Indian stocksFund managers in India will face more stringent regulations around the use of inter-scheme transfers as the regulator looks to bolster liquidity management practices.

Oct 08, 2020

Margaret_Harwood-JonesOur industry is among the world’s most tightly regulated, due to the importance of financial services to individual wealth and collective economic growth. The scope of regulation continues to expand, with almost 400 implementations in progress during 20201. Post-2008 reforms aimed at systemic stability and consumer protection are almost complete and subject to review. But it doesn’t stop there.

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Sponsored Profiles

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Nov 05, 2020

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Apr 06, 2020

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Oct 16, 2019

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Executive Interviews

Executive interview: Staying agile on the pandemic plan

Nov 05, 2020

Terry Pan, chief executive for Greater China, southeast Asia and Korea at Invesco Asia Pacific, tells us about managing a business during Covid-19, opportunities on the continent and US-China...

Executive interview: Hong Kong: Bridging the ESG gap

Nov 05, 2020

Dr King Lun Au, executive director at the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) discusses Hong Kong’s “unique” role in developing ESG in the region with Romil Patel.

Roundtables

Roundtable: ‘What’s priced in versus what surprises’

Jan 04, 2021

As we head into 2021, our panel of experts in Singapore pore over the key risks that are not fully priced in, the impact of the incoming Biden administration on Asia and the dominant investment theme that is China. Chaired by Romil Patel.

Hong Kong roundtable: A ‘fragile Goldilocks situation’

Apr 06, 2020

With the global economy at a crossroads, our panel of experts share their thoughts on the market conditions, geopolitical volatility and growth opportunities. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.