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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

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

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

Apex launches Tokyo office

Apex Fund Services has become the first independent administrator to open up an office in Japan.

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2013

SkyBridge anticipates South Korean inflows into hedge funds

South Korea’s investor market is where Japan’s was 15 years ago with allocators likely to move beyond domestic markets into alternatives, including hedge funds, according to the chief investment officer at SkyBridge Capital, the $8.2 billion fund

Posted on: 12 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Investors

APAC managers focusing more on US in light of AIFMD, says Laven Partners

Asia-Pacific (APAC) managers are likely to increase their marketing efforts in the US and hold back on pushing their products towards European investors until the AIFMD is fully clarified, according to Laven Partners.

Posted on: 10 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

BNY Mellon gets Hong Kong regulatory approval for SMA business

BNY Mellon has received approval from Hong Kong’s Securities and Finance Commission (SFC) to establish a separately managed accounts business, the first of its kind in Asia. 

Posted on: 02 Jul, 2013
Posted in: Launches

Regulators working on mechanisms to handle CCP failure, says FCA

The head of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said global regulators are actively discussing mechanisms in which to handle a potential central counterparty clearing house (CCP) default, although refused to say whether Central Banks wo

Posted on: 26 Jun, 2013
Posted in: Regulation

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