Asian regulators are increasingly warming to the concept of an Asian funds passport similar to the Ucits directive of the European Union. This might result in the region having its own cross-border fund vehicle enabling funds to be freely 'passported'...
Andrew Fung, head of treasury and investment at Hang Seng Bank in Hong Kong, believes the Hong Kong and Chinese governments should simplify procedures for offshore renminbi to be remitted to mainland China. This would increase the appeal of RMB bond funds...
HSBC has transferred Robert Lang from Europe to head its Hong Kong insurance operation
European Transfer Agent of the Year: RBC Dexia Investor Services
Hong Kong managing director of Crown Asset Management banned from industry for life
Philippe El-Asmar is taking on a new role at Barclays Capital in Hong Kong, while Kevin Burke is moving to London to fill his shoes.
Structured products issuers in Hong Kong can use safe harbour exemptions if they distribute to professional investors with care and document their methodology accordingly, according to Martin Wheatley, chief executive of Hong Kong regulator the Securities...
db x-trackers launches emerging markets ETFs
The Canadian bank wants to hire up to 300 wealth management staff in Asia during the next four years.
FATF moves to attack Argentina for lack of progress in AML; while Hong Kong acts to shore-up deficiences reported in 2008
Liquidity coverage ratio as it stands will cause problems for Hong Kong banks, says head of banking policy at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority
A suitable ploy
New rules mean banks will have to load-up on government debt, but one apparent beneficiary - debt management offices - are against the idea
Tony Wong's appointment follows a series of senior hires made by Daiwa’s FICC division earlier this year
With global regulation changes causing market concern and businesses tipped to move to Asia seen by analysts as a beacon of supply and demand growth, this year's Energy Risk Asia conference in Singapore couldn’t have come at a better time
Asset management veteran, Joanna Munro, set to take the reins at HSBC Global Asset Management in Asia in the second quarter of next year, following Rudolf Apenbrink’s move back to Europe.
Frederic Hervouet, head of commodity derivatives for the Asia-Pacific at BNP Paribas, talks to Lianna Brinded about hedging strategies for energy and commodities
South Africa’s Standard Bank offers its metals and market making capabilities for a new gold ETF in Hong Kong.
Lianna Brinded sends us a special report from Hong Kong and Singapore, after speaking to several leaders from the energy and commodities market about risk management
Investors are now more interested in market fundamentals rather than the potential for further bad news about European sovereigns, according to Barclays Capital's fourth quarter outlook
A change of regime
Wealthy investors in Hong Kong that lost money on Lehman Brothers Minibonds have resorted to hiring protesters to state their case to the trustee of the bonds
Barry Cheung, chairman at the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, speaks to Lianna Brinded about the liberalisation of China's renminbi and the positive effects it will have on energy and commodities.