TRENDS (Published Date :4/3/2014)

Pensions

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) will embark on a public consultation later this year to determine the feasibility of introducing a low-cost default alternative to the current MPF
By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China
Shanghai-based Fullgoal Fund Management is set to launch its first pension fund following the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS) accepting the application for its stable value hybrid pension product

Strategy

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Europe,United Kingdom
London-based, long-only asset manager Neptune Investment Management is eager to tap into the Asia-Pacific region, a main motive being the perception that local investors are increasingly interested in active investment, with a view to maximising their returns

Asian Financial Markets

By Maya Ando
Category :Asia,Japan
Mizuho Asset Management’s (Mizuho AM) shareholders have nominated Hidetaka Nakamura, director and chair­man of Mizuho Securities Asia, to replace Shinichiro Tanaka as CEO

Alliances & Agreements

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong
Hong Kong and Mainland regulators are putting the finishing touches to the much-awaited mutual recognition initiative following the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announcing in January that both sides had reached a broad agreement on the scope of the project

Overview

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China
Despite the tapering of US quantitative easing (QE), now well underway, the global market remains swamped with excessive liquidity. Investors are being more cautious in seeking “dry land” on which to park their capital, according to Investec Asset Management.