Webinar recorded live on 16 November 2016
Cross-border fund distribution
Listen to Euroclear's latest Asian webinar in partnership with Asian Investor.
The webinar discusses 'Cross-border fund distribution; changing dynamics between Asia and Europe’ with a focus on how fund flows between Asia and Europe are evolving, as centres such as Hong Kong and Singapore seek to establish themselves as fund hubs and China’s onshore fund market gains momentum.
- Terry Pan, Head of greater China, Invesco
Terry Pan delves into a comparison of the assets under management of Asia-targeted UCITS versus domestic regional funds, and draws some interesting conclusions over the level of volatility both fund types have seen across the past 18 months.
- Isaac Wong, Director of product management and investment funds for Asia, Euroclear
Isaac Wong discusses the evolution of regional fund centres such as Hong Kong and Singapore, and how much the UCITS structure continues to dominate even in these centres, which aspire to become strong international arenas for local fund creation and distribution. Wong also debates whether regulatory differences are causing a level of 'diseconomies of scale', limiting the ability of Asia fund centres to both recognise the products of other jurisdictions and spread their own, and whether the lack of automation in some markets is also limiting their efficiencies.
- Mostapha Tahiri, Regional head of Southeast Asia, BNP Paribas Securities Services
Mostapha Tahiri presents on the finer detail of fund distribution predominately focusing on the key restrictions of growth of Asia fund centres, including factors such as foreign currency and tax treatment of international investors buying into local funds.