The consequences and operational constraints of the Hong Kong / China MRF scheme

Sebastien Chaker, Managing Director, Head of Asia at Calastone, spoke to COOConnect about the Hong Kong / China Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme at Fund Forum 2015. More specifically, Chaker explains the consequences for fund managers, both positive and negative, the operational constraints, and the assistance that Calastone can provide.

Posted on: 20 Jul, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Asset manager interest in Stock Connect to increase

The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect initiative enabling international investors to trade in onshore Chinese equities is likely to see a surge in fund manager interest once regulators fix some of the issues surrounding securities ownership and trade settlements, according to HSBC Securities Services.

Posted on: 23 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Feature

Stock Connect delays should not alarm asset managers and investors

Delays to the much-awaited Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme should not alarm asset managers and investors hoping to transact in mainland Chinese A-shares amid concerns the adjournment is attributable to regulators and market participants st

Posted on: 28 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Investors

FATCA responsible officer function obsolete for Cayman funds

Outsourcing the responsible officer (RO) function under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) offers limited value to Cayman-Islands’ domiciled fund managers.

Posted on: 11 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Managers should still enter strategic partnerships in China despite mutual recognition scheme

Asset managers looking to take advantage of the mutual recognition scheme between China and Hong Kong should continue to enter strategic partnerships with mainland firms despite not being obligated to if they want to reap the distribution benefits

Posted on: 16 Jul, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Fund Forum: China mutual recognition could be extended beyond Hong Kong

The mutual recognition scheme between mainland China and Hong Kong could potentially be extended to Singapore, Taiwan, Luxembourg and even the UK, according to a report by HSBC.

Posted on: 25 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Investors

GAIM Monaco: A summary

COOConnect attended the GAIM Conference in Monte Carlo, which was celebrating its twentieth anniversary. Here is a summary of the key points.

Posted on: 20 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Investors

GAIM: China soft-landing looking more likely

A Chinese hard landing is looking less likely following central government intervention in the economy.

Posted on: 17 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Mutual recognition scheme offers asset managers long-term opportunities in China

The mutual recognition scheme between mainland China and Hong Kong will provide traditional asset managers with long-term opportunities in terms of accessing Chinese capital although it is still unclear if the liberalising measures will be extende

Posted on: 03 Jun, 2014
Posted in: Launches

Barclays study highlights capital raising opportunities in APAC

There could be up to $70 billion in assets up for grabs for hedge funds marketing into Asia-Pacific (APAC), according to a study by Barclays Prime Services Capital Solutions.

Posted on: 28 May, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage


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