Apr 17, 2024

iCapital launches alternatives platform in HKFintech iCapital has launched a digital platform for wealth managers and advisers enabling them to invest in a number of alternative assets in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Mar 18, 2024

Institutional crypto custodian Zodia Custody has appointed Kal Chan as chief executive of its Hong Kong business.

Mar 08, 2024

HKMA to launch tokenisation pilotHong Kong’s financial regulator, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), is set to launch a pilot programme designed to support the fledgling tokenisation market.

Feb 19, 2024

DBS expands wealth management in ThailandSingapore-based bank DBS has announced the relaunch of its wealth management offering in Thailand.

Feb 09, 2024

UBS issues Hong Kong's first tokenised warrantSwiss bank UBS has launched what it claims is the first investment-grade tokenised warrant issued in Hong Kong.

Jan 25, 2024

Hong_KongHong Kong-based digital assets manager HashKey Capital has collaborated with benchmarking firm FTSE Russell on the launch of three indexes for tracking digital assets.

Jan 18, 2024

Hong Kong's HashKey gains unicorn statusHashKey, the Hong Kong-based digital assets startup, has completed a US$100 million funding round.

Nov 24, 2023

Binance, the crypto exchange founded in China, has seen investors pull close to US$1 billion from the platform following the resignation of its chief executive Changpeng Zhao.

Nov 22, 2023

The wealthtech sector in Asia-Pacific could be worth more than $2trn by 2027 thanks to technological advancements, according to a report published by McKinsey.

Nov 20, 2023

One of China’s largest asset managers has announced an industry collaboration designed to develop and promote the use of Web 3.0 technology in Hong Kong’s asset management sector.


Industry comments

Investing in tomorrow’s world

investmentAt times like these, HSBC Asset Management easily pivots towards emerging markets.

The spotlight on growth markets and the need to be nimble and dynamic is ever-sharper, given the difficulty in predicting monetary policy in the world’s major nations.

Sponsored feature: Navigating the complexities of FX execution and currency risk

A comprehensive, cost-effective, and transparent currency overlay hedging solution is crucial to mitigate FX exposure risks in the complex landscapes of Japan and China's FX markets, explains Hans Jacob Feder, PhD, global head of FX services at MUFG Investor Services.


The emergence of AI-powered funds

Contradictory market sentiments from commentators have impeded the decision-making powers of the first wave of AI-powered ETFs, says Alvin Chia of Northern Trust Asset Servicing.

Transitioning to an era of scarcity

The world is transitioning from an era of commodity abundance to one of undersupply. Ben Ross and Tyler Rosenlicht of Cohen & Steers believe this shift may result in significant returns for commodities and resource producers over the next decade.

Asia credit: An outsized winner in the region’s energy transition?

Ross Dilkes, fixed income portfolio manager at Wellington Management, examines the opportunities and risks for bond investors presented by the region’s decarbonisation agenda.

A quiet revolution in Japan’s corporate governance

revolution, Japan, corporate governance, Shareholders, corporate, governance, standards, improvement, Tetsuro Takase, SuMi TrustShareholders in Japan no longer accept below-par corporate governance standards. Changes are taking place, but there are still areas for improvement, says Tetsuro Takase at SuMi Trust.

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