Markets shrug off North Korea threats, for now

Markets shrug off North Korea threats, for now...

Global markets have shown little alarm over North Korea's missile tests and Donald Trump's rhetoric so far. Nevertheless, investors should hedge their tail risks, advises Dave Lafferty of Natixis GAM.

Published : 1, Sep 2017
China tightens grip on fund industry

China tightens grip on fund industry

Private fund managers in China who raise money from retail investors could face sanctions under provisional regulations released by the country’s state council, according to a circular from the government.

Published : 31, Aug 2017
Financial adviser numbers surge in Malaysia

Financial adviser numbers surge in Malaysia

The number of firms engaged in financial planning in Malaysia has increased by 45% since 2015, while the number of licensed financial planners has grown by around 23%, according to Ahmad Fairuz Zainol Abidin, Malaysia's Securities Commission deputy chief executive.

Published : 30, Aug 2017
Cazenove name is no more in Asia wealth manager rebrand

Cazenove name is no more in Asia wealth manager...

Cazenove Capital’s Asian wealth and private banking business is to be renamed Schroders Wealth Management.

Published : 29, Aug 2017
Australia's CommBank arms combine to launch Portfolio Service

Australia's CommBank arms combine to launch Portfolio...

Two units of Australia's largest bank have teamed up to launch an online portal aimed at financial advisers servicing high net worth clients.

Published : 29, Aug 2017
Expensive funds don't earn their fees

Expensive funds don't earn their fees

In a quick comparison of the most and least expensive mutual funds, our sister publication, Fund Selector Asia, has found that on average those with high fees in Hong Kong and Singapore tend to underperform more often than those with low fees.

Published : 29, Aug 2017
Hong Kong and Dubai market watchdogs partner on fintech

Hong Kong and Dubai market watchdogs partner on...

Hong Kong and Dubai-based securities watchdogs have penned a cooperation agreement on fintech innovation.

Published : 29, Aug 2017
Asia's wealthy reveal doubts about financial advisers

Asia's wealthy reveal doubts about financial advisers...

High net worth individuals in Hong Kong and Singapore are much more aware of the human-related risks associated with wealth advisers compared to their global counterparts, according to a survey conducted by Factset and Scorpio Partnership.

Published : 25, Aug 2017
Taiwan warns taxpayers to declare overseas income

Taiwan warns taxpayers to declare overseas income...

Taiwan’s Ministry of Finance has called on taxpayers receiving overseas income to declare it voluntarily in order to avoid facing fines of up to three times the tax evaded.

Published : 25, Aug 2017
Chinese prosecutor war on 'financial crocodiles' gathers pace

Chinese prosecutor war on 'financial crocodiles'...

China’s top prosecutor has vowed to intensify a crackdown on financial crimes disrupting the country’s securities and futures markets.

Published : 24, Aug 2017
India's Centrum Group gets broking licence, plans expansion

India's Centrum Group gets broking licence, plans...

Indian financial conglomerate Centrum Group has obtained an insurance broking licence from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), with which it plans to expand its business.

Published : 23, Aug 2017
Aussie watchdog reports 300% jump in misconduct compensation

Aussie watchdog reports 300% jump in misconduct...Lock icon

Client compensations for misconduct in the Australian financial services industry nearly tripled to A$618.8m (£381.2m, $490m, €416.2m) in the first half of the year, figures contained in the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Asic) biannual enforcement report show.

Published : 22, Aug 2017
Deutsche AM defends listed infrastructure investment

Deutsche AM defends listed infrastructure investment...

Following academic criticism that listed infrastructure investments don’t deliver infrastructure-like returns, Deutsche Asset Management’s head of liquid real assets for Asia & Europe has come to the asset class's defence.

Published : 22, Aug 2017
European Wealth revamps fund to attract clients in Far East

European Wealth revamps fund to attract clients...

European Wealth has unveiled a new name and investment policy for its global opportunities fund in a push to attract new business in the Far East.

Published : 21, Aug 2017
In most sectors, indices beat active funds over a decade

In most sectors, indices beat active funds over...

Do active funds on average beat the performance of a relevant index over the very long term? Our sister publication Fund Selector Asia found that one sector stands alone.

Published : 21, Aug 2017
Vietnam rolling out welcome mat for int'l life companies

Vietnam rolling out welcome mat for int'l life...

The Vietnamese Government is planning to make it easier for international life insurance companies to operate in the local market, deputy prime minister Dinh Hue Vuong has said.

Published : 21, Aug 2017
MassMutual Asia sold to investor group for $1bn

MassMutual Asia sold to investor group for $1bn...Lock icon

A finance firm set up by Alibaba founder Jack Ma has led the acquisition of Hong Kong-based MassMutual Asia by a group of regionally based investors.

Published : 18, Aug 2017
Aussie adviser banned and convicted of 97 counts of fraud

Aussie adviser banned and convicted of 97 counts...

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Asic) has permanently banned a former adviser who was found guilty of 97 counts of fraud and 10 counts of stealing and sentenced to six and a half years’ imprisonment.

Published : 18, Aug 2017
Could today's India outshine yesterday's China?

Could today's India outshine yesterday's China?...

Though it might be tempting to view today’s India as yesterday’s China, Rathbones’ head of asset allocation Ed Smith thinks the region's growth prospects could be even greater based on five key indicators.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
IMF warns of 'dangerous' trajectory for Chinese debt

IMF warns of 'dangerous' trajectory for Chinese...

China’s growth outlook is expected to improve between 2017 and 2021, but the country’s rising debt level skews the figures and raises strong concerns, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Published : 17, Aug 2017

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