Feeder funds remain preferred entry into SEA
Partnering with domestic fund managers to launch feeder funds remains the best strategy for foreign asset managers looking at the Thailand and Malaysian markets, according to analysts from Boston-headquartered Cerulli Associates.
Japan may be lifeline for passporting scheme
Fund managers joining the Asia Regional Funds Passporting (ARFP) scheme are likely to find the best opportunities in Japan, according to Andrew Gordon, Hong Kong-based managing director for Asia at RBC Investor and Treasury Services.
EY: Private banking shakeout to continue in 2018
Regulatory costs are expected to increase while clients increasingly prefer digital channels for financial advice, suggesting wealth managers rethink traditional business models, according to Elliot Shadforth, Hong Kong-based Asia-Pacific wealth and asset management leader at EY.
Explaining bond funds to the buy-side
Private banks in Hong Kong and Singapore ask bond fund managers to explain any short-term underperformance and to provide stable income streams, according to Boston-based Brian Kennedy, vice president and portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles.