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Oil and gas to go from NBIM sovereign wealth fund index

By: Jonathan Boyd | 17 Nov 2017

Norges Bank Investment Management, which is mandated to run the Pension Fund Global on behalf of Norway’s Ministry of Finance, has written to the ministry recommending that…

Neuberger Berman obtains China AM licence

By: Ridhima Sharma | 17 Nov 2017

Neuberger Berman Investment Management (Shanghai), Neuberger Berman’s foreign-owned enterprise in China, has secured registration as a private fund manager with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC).…

Azimut, Alfalah GHP Investment partners to launch Pakistan fund

By: Ridhima Sharma | 14 Nov 2017

Italy’s independent asset manager Azimut and Alfalah GHP Investments, a Pakistan asset manager, have signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly launch an international equity fund focused exclusively…

Wealth managers must brace for more regulation post Paradise Papers: GlobalData

By: Gary Robinson | 13 Nov 2017

Offshore wealth managers, particularly those in the Asia-Pacific region, must brace themselves for more regulation in the aftermath of The Paradise Papers according to data and analytics company…

Opinion: Are cryptocurrencies the currency of the future, or another madcap scheme? Part 2

By: Paul Gambles, Managing Director, MBMG Group, Bangkok | 13 Nov 2017

Responding to growing interest from its clients as well as increased media attention and debate on the subject of cryptocurrencies, the Bangkok-based MBMG Group is launching a new…

Invesco’s Shanghai operation secures private fund mgmt license

By: Helen Burggraf | 13 Nov 2017

Invesco, the Atlanta, US-based, NYSE-listed investment asset manager, has become the latest non-mainland Chinese firm to register its wholly-foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) in Shanghai as a private fund…

China puts out the welcome mat to foreign businesses

By: Eugene Costello | 10 Nov 2017

China is to allow foreign companies to hold majority stakes in joint ventures for the first time, while removing entirely caps on shareholdings for banks, asset managers…

China’s online insurers struggle despite massive premium

By: Eugene Costello | 09 Nov 2017

The four state-licensed online insurance brokers in China have all failed to post a profit despite a huge hike in premiums, data from China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC)…

Charles Schwab opens Singapore outpost ‘to help Asians invest in US market’

By: Helen Burggraf | 08 Nov 2017

Charles Schwab, the NYSE-listed American wealth manager and brokerage, earlier today officially unveiled a new office in downtown Singapore, as it said it readied itself to prepare…

China’s central bank reported ‘developing its own digital currency’

By: Ridhima Sharma | 06 Nov 2017

China’s central bank is”conducting research” with an eye towards issuing its own sovereign digital currency, even as it has cracked down on the use and exchange of…

Lombard Odier looks to next 30 years in Asia

By: Gary Robinson | 02 Nov 2017

Lombard Odier, the wealth and asset manager for private and institutional clients, is celebrating 30 years of business in Asia since establishing itself there in 1987, and…

Comment: ‘How the global regulatory backlash is affecting India’s advisory industry’

By: Dhruv Mehta, Chairman, Foundation Of Independent Financial Advisors, India | 31 Oct 2017

Like their counterparts in Europe, Asia, the US and elsewhere, financial advisers in India are having to cope with a growing burden of regulation, says the chairman…

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