1) Bold expansion plans for HK family office (31 Jan 2019)
Raffles Family Office expects to grow AUM to $10bn and double headcount to 100 in the next two years.
2) China to relax onshore fund rules (20 Jun 2019)
Separately, a UK-China MRF programme is in the pipeline and more UK firms are expected to set up WFOEs in China.
3) How fund managers get an edge in Taiwan (14 Mar 2019)
Some foreign managers have exited Taiwan’s growing fund market, but others have found ways to compete.
4) Noah rolls out firm to seed mainland managers (3 Jul 2019)
Gopher Redwoods Asset Management has already invested in five domestic asset managers, and management believes they can become global players.
5) Blackrock’s China equities head departs (8 Aug 2019)
Morningstar ends coverage of the flagship BGF China fund following Helen Zhu’s exit, citing concerns about investment process and a lack of confidence in the management of the fund.
6) Will unified QFII/RQFII help onshore funds? (4 Feb 2019)
China has proposed combining the two quota schemes, which could help foreign managers with private fund management licences seed their own funds.
7) Taiwan regulatory boost to bond ETF market (18 Apr 2019)
Restrictions on overseas investments by Taiwanese insurers has led to the rapid growth of the local bond ETF market.
8) Invesco raises $300m for FMP in Hong Kong (20 Aug 2019)
The firm has launched a second version of the fixed maturity product (FMP) it debuted in July.
9) Vanguard: No rush to launch funds in China, HK (26 Feb 2019)
The firm has more than doubled its China staff, but not one of them is involved in investment management.
10) Tencent JV plans second fund in Hong Kong (21 Feb 2019)
A number of Chinese firms have launched money market funds in Hong Kong this year as investors lean toward safe assets.
11) A look at HK’s few infrastructure funds (22 Mar 2019)
Infrastructure funds are continuing to attract substantial inflows, but there are not many options available to retail investors.
12) Cross-border products to extend to Greater Bay Area (23 Feb 2019)
The plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area proposes cross-boundary distribution of bank wealth management products and mutual fund transactions.
13) WFOEs face more hurdles besides distribution (3 Jan 2019)
With more global fund houses setting up wholly foreign-owned enterprises (WFOEs) in China, finding enough of the right staff is likely to be difficult and expensive.
14) J Safra Sarasin hires from Credit Suisse for HK role (8 Jan 2019)
The bank expects additional hires this year to expand its coverage in Asia.
15) SFC removes spate of asset management licences (3 Sep 2019)
In August, the Hong Kong regulator removed nine licences and year-to-date, a total of 23 Type 9 licence holders have de-registered. But what are the reasons behind it?
16) EIP exits Hong Kong’s ETF market (10 Apr 2019)
The firm is disappointed with the lack of progress in developing the Hong Kong-China ETF Connect programme.
17) Noah: China’s HNW need to diversify offshore (7 Mar 2019)
The New York-listed Chinese wealth manager has also partnered with six family offices in Australia and expects to add staff in Singapore.
18) S&P begins A-share inclusion (10 Sep 2019)
Following the MSCI and FTSE, S&P has released a list of A-shares to be included on its EM index, building momentum for passive inflows.
19) Fidelity launches its fourth onshore Chinese product (21 Jan 2019)
Only a handful of foreign managers have launched multiple products in China’s private fund market.
20) HSBC PB names new North Asia wealth solutions head (9 Jan 2019)
The private bank division is on a hiring spree, with the ambitious goal of adding 700 more people in Asia over the next five years.