Aug 30, 2023

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has approved the launch of 37 retail funds in the hope that it will lead to a surge in activity.

Aug 25, 2023

Blackstone, China, QDLPUS-based alternative investment manager Blackstone has been given permission to raise capital from its Chinese clients to be invested in overseas assets.

Aug 24, 2023

China, Allianz, fund, onshoreGermany-based Allianz Global Investors (Allianz GI) has become the latest overseas firm to secure approval for an onshore fund management company in China.

Aug 15, 2023

QDLP, China, Thornburg Investment ManagementUS-based asset manager Thornburg Investment Management has been stripped of its outbound investment licence in China after failing to launch a fund within the required timeframe.

Aug 15, 2023

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), virtual assetsHong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a warning to investors about the danger of unregistered virtual asset trading platforms (VATPs).

Jul 18, 2023

China, regulators, investors, global, meeting, financial regulators, worldChina’s financial regulators have called some of the world’s largest and most significant investors to a symposium in an effort to shore up confidence in its funds industry.

Jul 11, 2023

China, fund managers, fees, regulatory warning, asset managers, mutual funds, reform, market, regulatorsA number of the largest asset managers in China have announced a cut in fees for their mutual funds in response to proposed reforms to the market from regulators.

Jul 04, 2023

MAS, chairman, Singapore, prime minister, minister of finance, Lawrence Wong, Monetary Authority of SingaporeSingapore’s deputy prime minister and minister of finance, Lawrence Wong, has been appointed as chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

Jun 27, 2023

China, pensionsInternational asset managers could benefit from a reformed retirement market in China, according to a recently published study.

Jun 20, 2023

Indian, mutual funds, reform, India, insurance sector, fundsA reform of India’s insurance sector could see insurers granted permission to distribute mutual funds for the first time.


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.

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Transitioning to an era of scarcity

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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.

Why rising demand for healthcare is creating investment opportunities in China

rising demand, healthcare, investment, opportunities, China, Robert St Clair, Investment Strategy, Fullerton Fund ManagementRobert St Clair, head of investment strategy at Fullerton Fund Management, explores the reasons investors should be paying attention to the rising demand for healthcare in China.

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