Chinese government wants stakes in widely-held web giants

Chinese government wants stakes in widely-held...

China’s regulatory body for internet security is said to be in discussions for ownership stakes in tech giants such as Tencent and social media units under Alibaba, according to industry reports.

Published : 17, Oct 2017
Ex-Goldman veteran to launch Ucits Indian equity fund

Ex-Goldman veteran to launch Ucits Indian equity...

The ex-CIO and lead portfolio manager of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (GSAM) Indian Equity Fund is launching a Ucits-compliant fund for UK and European clients.

Published : 16, Oct 2017
Unsent text is last will says Australian court

Unsent text is last will says Australian court...

An unsent text message has been accepted as an official will by an Australian court.

Published : 12, Oct 2017
A look in the portfolios of best and worst China funds

A look in the portfolios of best and worst China...

Midea Group, Agricultural Bank of China and Kweichow Moutai are three companies held predominantly in well-performing China equity funds, while Tencent Holdings is held by many poor performers.

Published : 12, Oct 2017
China's fund association lashes out at marketing gaffe

China's fund association lashes out at marketing...

The Asset Management Association of China (AMAC), the fund industry's self regulatory body, has sharply criticised an online fund marketing campaign launched by a wealth management arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba, involving 16 fund managers.

Published : 12, Oct 2017
Why Abenomics will continue to benefit Japan

Why Abenomics will continue to benefit Japan

With Shinzo Abe’s recent announcement of a snap election, Adrian Lowcock, investment director at Architas, assesses the case for investing in Japan.

Published : 11, Oct 2017
Hong Kong Best Practice Adviser Award winners revealed

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The winners in Hong Kong for International Adviser’s Best Practice Adviser Awards 2017 series were revealed on 10 October at the Island Shangri La Hotel in Hong Kong.

Published : 11, Oct 2017
Hong Kong and Singapore fund fees among highest in world

Hong Kong and Singapore fund fees among highest...

Both Hong Kong and Singapore have no fund investment tax but carry some of the highest fund fees globally, according to the Global Fund Investor Experience (GFIE) study by Morningstar.

Published : 10, Oct 2017
Regulatory overhaul sees big lift in Hong Kong life market

Regulatory overhaul sees big lift in Hong Kong...

Insurance stats from Hong Kong show a multi-billion dollar market switch prompted by commission and transparency rules introduced last year.

Published : 5, Oct 2017
Billionaire slams scammers using his image

Billionaire slams scammers using his image

After his name and image were used to defraud members of the public, a billionaire entrepreneur and investor from Singapore has filed two police reports and issued a public warning.

Published : 5, Oct 2017
Natixis makes Australia acquisition

Natixis makes Australia acquisition

Natixis Global Asset Management will acquire a majority stake in Australia’s Investors Mutual Limited (IML) to take advantage of the domestic retail market and A$2.3trn (£1.4trn, $1.8trn, €1.5trn) superannuation industry.

Published : 4, Oct 2017
Offshore law firm opens Hong Kong office

Offshore law firm opens Hong Kong office

Collas Crill has set up a representative office in Hong Kong to extend the offshore law firm's reach in Asia.

Published : 3, Oct 2017
Holborn Assets in Malaysia push

Holborn Assets in Malaysia push

UAE-based international advice company Holborn Assets has entered the Malaysia market with the acquisition of Kuala Lumpur-based Greenwood Private Wealth Management.

Published : 2, Oct 2017
Hong Kong fund house breaks into Switzerland

Hong Kong fund house breaks into Switzerland

BEA Union Investment Management, a Hong Kong-based fund house, has received approval to sell its products in Switzerland.

Published : 2, Oct 2017
Rich get richer: global high net worth wealth hits $64trn

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The global wealth of high net worth individuals rose by 7.5% in 2016, presenting an opportunity for wealth managers and technology firms, according to the Capgemini World Wealth Report 2017.

Published : 29, Sep 2017
BlackRock partners with KBank on absolute return fund

BlackRock partners with KBank on absolute return...

Thailand's Kasikornbank (KBank) has teamed up with Blackrock to launch the Kasikorn Equity Absolute Return Fund.

Published : 29, Sep 2017
Hong Kong fund industry tax concerns under review

Hong Kong fund industry tax concerns under review...

The Hong Kong Government will be conducting a comprehensive review of the existing tax concessions applicable to the fund industry, according to Paul Chan, Hong Kong’s financial secretary.

Published : 29, Sep 2017
Value Partners in fund distribution pact with Forbes

Value Partners in fund distribution pact with...

Hong Kong’s Value Partners has formed a strategic partnership to distribute funds with media company Forbes, which is branching into financial services.

Published : 28, Sep 2017
Are snap elections a game changer for Japanese equities?

Are snap elections a game changer for Japanese...

Japanese equity fund managers are backing small and mid cap companies in the tech space as well as 'online disrupters' ahead of the snap election to be held in October.

Published : 26, Sep 2017
Adviser recruitment under scrutiny in Singapore

Adviser recruitment under scrutiny in Singapore...

In a bid to curb mis-selling and provide a framework for how advisory businesses can recruit from rival firms, Singapore’s Life Insurance Association (LIA) is reviewing its policies and is planning to issue new guidelines.

Published : 25, Sep 2017

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