prudential rebrands asia asset management arm

prudential rebrands asia asset management arm

Prudential is re-branding its Asia asset management operations Eastspring Investments, as it plans to expand its offering in Europe and Asia and to enter the North American market.

Published : 16, Nov 2011
manulife to enter cambodia market

manulife to enter cambodia market

Canadian insurance giant Manulife said it has received approval in principle from Cambodias Ministry of Economy and Finance to set up a wholly foreign-owned life insurance operation in the country.

Published : 15, Nov 2011
citi and bosera unveil china balanced

citi and bosera unveil china balanced

Citigroup First Investment Management and Bosera International have teamed up to launch China Balanced, a Cayman Islands-domiciled unit trust investing in China-related equities and bonds.

Published : 15, Nov 2011
manulife strengthens ties with bank of china

manulife strengthens ties with bank of china

Manulife Financial, the Canada-based insurance giant, has signed a new framework agreement with Bank of China, which it says will run for a minimum of two years.

Published : 11, Nov 2011
expats in china brace for new expat tax

expats in china brace for new expat tax

China is putting the finishing touches on a new regime for taxing foreign workers as it continues to build its social services infrastructure.

Published : 10, Nov 2011
hong kong regulator issues clarifications

hong kong regulator issues clarifications

Hong Kongs regulator has warned banks and other authorised institutions that it is increasing its scrutiny of renminbi trading, as part of an effort to ensure that such trading conforms with regulations aimed at preventing speculation in the Chinese currency.

Published : 10, Nov 2011
standard life intl eyes singapore

standard life intl eyes singapore

Standard Life is in discussions about applying for a licence to operate in Singapore, as it looks to implement a strategy unveiled earlier this year of expanding beyond its Asian foothold of Hong Kong.

Published : 7, Nov 2011
fidelity criticised for breaching takeover code

fidelity criticised for breaching takeover code...

Fidelity Worldwide Investment has been publicly criticised by the Hong Kong regulator for failing to disclose a large position it held in Little Sheep, a company which was subject to a takeover.

Published : 7, Nov 2011
franklin templeton prepares for vietnam funds

franklin templeton prepares for vietnam funds

Franklin Templeton Investments, the US-based fund management giant favoured by many investors for its Asia-focused funds range, is looking forward to launching, through a joint venture, some of the first mutual funds ever to be sold in Vietnam.

Published : 4, Nov 2011
east asia more expensive than perceived step

east asia more expensive than perceived step

External perceptions of East Asia as a low-cost financial centre are inaccurate, while a lack of fiduciary and legal talent is restricting industry growth in the region, according to a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners survey.

Published : 4, Nov 2011
boaml unveils dim sum index

boaml unveils dim sum index

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has launched a Dim Sum Index in a move that pays homage to the rapid development of the Chinese renminbi-denominated offshore bond market in Hong Kong.

Published : 4, Nov 2011
phoney adviser convicted in hong kong

phoney adviser convicted in hong kong

A person who purported to be the founder and chief executive of a licensed corporate advisory company in Hong Kong has been convicted by a local court and fined.

Published : 3, Nov 2011
legal and general ceo reveals

legal and general ceo reveals

Legal & General plans to begin marketing funds from its UK-based investment business in Asia, L&G chief executive Tim Breedon has revealed, and is considering Hong Kong for its base.

Published : 2, Nov 2011
hong kong regulator unveils wanted list

hong kong regulator unveils wanted list

Hong Kongs financial services regulator has borrowed a page from anti-crime organisations like Britains Crimestoppers by starting to post, on its website, the photographs and personal details about individuals it is seeking to interview in connection with possible crimes.

Published : 31, Oct 2011
aquila capital opens singapore office

aquila capital opens singapore office

Germany-based absolute return and real asset specialist, Aquila Capital has opened an office in Singapore, its first in Asia.

Published : 28, Oct 2011
us and uae launches Dubai property fund

us and uae launches Dubai property fund

Brookfield Asset Management and the investment arm of the government of Dubai have combined to launch their first Dubai-dedicated real estate fund.

Published : 26, Oct 2011
aum in asia and australia to double by 2015

aum in asia and australia to double by 2015

Assets under management in Asia ex-Japan and Australia are expected to nearly double to $4trn by 2015, underpinned by a number of influencing factors, according to a study published by Cerulli Associates.

Published : 26, Oct 2011
date set for citic insider trading trial

date set for citic insider trading trial

The Eastern Magistrates Court in Hong Kong today set a date of 19 March, 2012 for the criminal trial of Chui Wing Nin, a former senior executive of CITIC Pacific.

Published : 20, Oct 2011
mitonoptimal opens singapore office

mitonoptimal opens singapore office

MitonOptimal has opened a regional headquarters in Singapores central business district.

Published : 19, Oct 2011
hong kong regulator launches tv advert reminding  investors of responsibilities

hong kong regulator launches tv advert reminding...

The Securities and Futures Commission has released an advert warning investors once they agree to an investment via an adviser they are saying they understand the advice given to them.

Published : 17, Oct 2011

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