Are private banks snubbing Hong Kong’s ETFs?
Studies have pointed out institutions’ increased ETF usage, but this may not be the case for private banks in Asia, according to David Quah, Hong Kong-based co-managing director for Value Partners’ quantitative investment solutions team.
New HKEx rules may pull in China’s tech giants
If the regulator allows the weighted voting rights structure, it will tilt Hong Kong’s stock market toward tech stocks, bringing higher valuations but also increased volatility, argues Tobias Bland, CEO of Enhanced Investment Products.
Asian equities defy Trump
Asian equities have given the US the finger. Despite Trump rejecting the TPP, the Asia stock market, as measured by the MSCI Asia ex Japan, was up 3.8% in sterling terms in January – a much better start to the year than all other major markets bar Latin America.
The promise and risk in China’s `new economy’
China’s consumption story is expanding quickly, creating some of the most appealing investment cases currently available to investors, particularly as markets are yet to fully price in the pace of urbanisation in the country, says UBP’s Peng Yao.