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Weekly Asia News (Friday)

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.  One in three respondents to Cerulli Associates' proprietary survey of 4,000 retail investors across wealth tiers in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore indicated that they do not have a financial advisor, with nearly 40% of mass retail investors indicating they have no access to financial advice.  »

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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. »

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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. »

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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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