Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
Asia Pacific

Lombard Odier names Jean-Louis Nakamura as Asia-Pacific CIO

Lombard Odier has appointed Jean-Louis Nakamura as chief investment officer (CIO) for the Asia-Pacific region. »

Hong Kong

Kinetic Partners promotes two in Hong Kong team

Kinetic Partners, the global financial services advisory firm, has made two promotions in its team in Hong Kong. »


Temenos appoints Martin Frick as head of APAC

Temenos has appointed Martin Frick as head of APAC, based out of the group’s Singapore office. »


Asian parents spend less than six years planning for children’s university education, says HSBC

Nearly three in five (58 per cent) parents globally consider education as the best investment they can make for their children. »

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Jersey and China financial regulators sign MoU

Jersey’s appeal as a centre for facilitating investment into and out of China has been boosted with the signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). »


Qatari Stock Exchange dividend yield 105.7 per cent higher than S&P 500 index

Buoyed by USD165bn of government spending on infrastructure and development projects, Qatar’s economy is building momentum and diversifying away from oil and gas.  »

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Trust selects Linedata for fund administration services

The Hong Kong Trust Company has chosen and implemented Linedata Admin Edge to provide fund administration servicing for its client base of individuals, family offices, intermediaries and corporations. »

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SLI launches hedged share classes for Japanese Equity Growth Fund

Standard Life Investments (SLI) has launched currency hedged share classes for its GBP159m Japanese Equity Growth OEIC Fund. »

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Victoire Asia Investments receives approval from Hong Kong regulator

Specialist fund management company Victoire Asia Investment (VAI) has received approval from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) to undertake business in the region. »

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Guernsey’s fund sector continues progress in Asia

Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive of Guernsey Finance, has just returned from a week in China where it was confirmed that Guernsey fund managers can now apply for Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) status. »

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