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Weekly Asia News (Friday)

Weekly Asia News (Friday)
Asia

Asian retail investors eschew financial advice

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 17:33

The majority of Asian retail investors are self-directed, or do-it-yourself (DIY) investors, not relying on financial advisors to make their investment decisions.  »

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Julius Baer launches Japan wealth report

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 14:36

Japan is now at a pivotal juncture where both domestic and external influences have primed the economy for an exit from its deflationary past and together with it provide a fertile ground for wealth creation in both Japan and the region. »

South East Asia

Jersey Finance ramps up Asia activity by launching inaugural Roadshow series

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 11:32

Jersey Finance has embarked on a ramped-up programme of activity in Asia this autumn, including launching an inaugural series of Roadshow events in key markets across the Far and Middle East. »

South Korea

Neuberger Berman partners with Samsung to expand offerings in Korea

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 11:21

Neuberger Berman Group has partnered with Samsung Securities Co and its affiliate Samsung Asset Management Co to offer an enhanced suite of Neuberger Berman investment products in the Republic of Korea. »

Handshake and money

AMG completes investment in Veritas Asset Management

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 06:00

Affiliated Managers Group has completed its investment in Veritas Asset Management. »

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Investor confidence down in October, says State Street

Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:00

The State Street Investor Confidence Index (ICI) dropped to 115.1 in October, down 8.8 points from September’s revised reading of 123.9. »

Hong Kong

BNY Mellon launches discretionary investment and wealth management services in Hong Kong

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 13:03

BNY Mellon Wealth Management has received regulatory approval in Hong Kong to launch discretionary investment and wealth management services to high net worth individual investors. »

Asia Pacific

Demand for digital interaction in wealth management highest in Asia-Pacific

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 16:01

Eighty-two per cent of high net worth individuals in Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan) expect most or all of their wealth management relationship to be conducted through digital channels in five years. »

Asia Pacific

Asia-Pacific leads world in wealth growth

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:00

The Asia-Pacific region registered world-leading levels of high net worth individual (HNWI) population and wealth growth in 2013, according to the Asia-Pacific Wealth Report 2014 (APWR) by Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management. »

Handshake and money

JTC Group invests in Asian alliance partner Kensington Trust Group

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 14:03

JTC Group has made an investment in Kensington Trust Group (KTG), enhancing the alliance between the two companies which commenced in early 2013.  »

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HNWIs optimistic about China market, says report

Wed, 15/10/2014 - 06:02

High net worth individuals (HNWI) in China have a positive stance on risky assets and are turning increasingly to private banks to meet their financial service needs, according to a report from Julius Baer and Bank of China. »

Fiona Le Poidevin

Guernsey message cuts through the noise in Hong Kong

Thu, 09/10/2014 - 16:25

The Guernsey delegation in Hong Kong is making itself heard against the backdrop of political protests on the streets and competitor jurisdictions at the STEP Asia conference. »

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Arbuthnot Latham Dubai celebrates first anniversary

Wed, 08/10/2014 - 06:03

Arbuthnot Latham & Co is celebrating the first anniversary of the opening of its Dubai international office. »

Sold sign

Societe Generale sells private banking activities in Asia to DBS

Tue, 07/10/2014 - 06:04

Societe Generale has completed the sale of its private banking activities operated in Singapore and Hong Kong to DBS. 

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Newspaper and money

RBC GAM launches RBC Funds (Lux) - Asia Ex-Japan Fund

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 14:03

RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) has added the RBC Funds (Lux) - Asia Ex-Japan Fund to its Luxembourg-domiciled SICAV range. »

Bitcoin

DigitalTangible launches physical gold and bitcoin trading services in Asia

Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:44

Global bitcoin-gold platform DigitalTangible has expanded its offerings into Asia with new partner Melotic, allowing customers to trade their bitcoin and gold on the new Chinese crypto-gold trading platform. »

Bangkok

Amundi opens Bangkok office

Wed, 24/09/2014 - 12:00

Amundi is expanding its presence in South Asia with the launch of a new wholly-owned subsidiary in Bangkok, Amundi Mutual Fund Brokerage Securities (Thailand) Company Limited. »

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Thailand's SCB Asset Management live on Multi-Asset Charles River IMS

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 06:02

SCB Asset Management Company (SCBAM) now is live on the Charles River Investment Management Solution for automated portfolio management, execution management, and compliance monitoring. »

Report

Local knowledge key for asset managers setting up foreign-local joint ventures in Asian markets

Wed, 03/09/2014 - 06:30

Foreign asset managers looking to gain entry into the mutual fund space in Asia via the joint venture route cannot ignore the value of local expertise in their entry strategies, according to a report by Cerulli Associates. »

Dubai

Mirabaud Asset Management expands in Middle East

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 12:08

Mirabaud Asset Management has hired Majid Hassan as head of business development activities for the Middle East. »

Singapore

Avaloq to supply wealth management back office services to Deutsche Bank in Singapore

Tue, 02/09/2014 - 10:55

Avaloq Sourcing Asia Pacific (Singapore) is to supply back office services for the wealth management business of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management in Singapore. »

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China Finance Online launches web-based securities trading service platform

Mon, 18/08/2014 - 12:08

China Finance Online has launched China's first independent web-based securities trading platform, Zhengquantong (Securities Master), on the financial portals it operates, www.jrj.com and www.stockstar.com. »

Clouds

BMO selects cloud-based Charles River IMS for HK and London operations

Wed, 13/08/2014 - 12:01

BMO Global Asset Management has selected the Charles River Investment Management Solution (IMS) for its Hong Kong and London operations. »

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Heptagon and Harvest launch China A Shares UCITS fund with daily liquidity

Wed, 06/08/2014 - 16:07

Heptagon Capital has partnered with Harvest Global Investments to launch the Harvest China A Shares Equity Fund, a UCITS fund vehicle providing for daily liquidity under the RQFII programme. »

ASEAN region

Barings sees new ASEAN investment opportunities

Wed, 30/07/2014 - 16:00

Political and structural reforms in Indonesia and the Philippines are creating new investment opportunities in the ASEAN region, according to Baring Asset Management, the international investment firm. »

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Israel's first secondary market trading arena PrivatEquity.biz goes live

Wed, 09/07/2014 - 14:01

PrivatEquity.biz, Israel’s first secondary market trading arena, has begun operations allowing private investors, family offices, investment firms, and venture capital funds to purchase the securities of private companies.

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Renminbi

CSRC awards BlackRock first London RQFII licence

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 16:02

BlackRock has been awarded its second Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) licence – and the first in London – by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). »

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Benze Lam to lead Northern Trust Asset Management’s Greater China business

Fri, 27/06/2014 - 06:03

Northern Trust Asset Management has appointed Benze Lam as head of the Greater China region. »

Dubai

Societe Generale Private Banking appoints CEO and commercial director for Middle East

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 11:51

Societe Generale Private Banking has appointed Gonzague de Cerval as chief executive officer and commercial director in the Middle East. »

India

1832 completes conversion of DPF India Opportunities Fund to open-end mutual fund

Tue, 24/06/2014 - 16:01

1832 Asset Management, the manager of DPF India Opportunities Fund, has completed the conversion of the fund from a closed-end investment fund to an open-end mutual fund.  »

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