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Legendary ‘Mr China’ investor explains why global asset managers will struggle to crack Chinese market

Legendary ‘Mr China’ investor explains why global asset managers will struggle to crack Chinese market

China is seen as the jewel in the asset manager’s crown after foreign ownership restrictions in the industry were relaxed in April. Global firms including BlackRock, Fidelity International and Vanguard have applied to set up wholly-owned mutual fund units in China, hoping to tap the country’s fast-growing USD2.6 trillion retail fund market.

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Cost savings appeal to emerging managers

Cost savings appeal to emerging managers

High set up costs could stymie the fortunes of emerging and start up managers before they even make their first step. Malta offers such organisations the opportunity to set up their business in a low-cost jurisdiction while taking advantage of the high touch service they would benefit from due to the size of the industry.

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FINOS launches open regtech initiative as it receives record high number of open source contributions

FINOS launches open regtech initiative as it receives record high number of open source contributions

At its annual, flagship Open Source Strategy Forum (OSSF) – held virtually in conjunction with the Linux Foundation – FINOS (the Fintech Open Source Foundation), has launched its Open RegTech initiative, which aims to expand the successful open collaboration model built between financial institutions, fintech and technology firms to regulators and regtech companies. 

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A unique opportunity for private equity firms

A unique opportunity for private equity firms

The private equity industry is currently navigating a number of challenges in addition to the Covid-19 pandemic, which the whole world is facing. As regulation and political will around environment, social and governance (ESG) factors grows, PE firms are coming under increased pressure to incorporate this approach into their investment strategies. These firms are also keeping a close eye on the progress of the Brexit negotiations to make sure to maintain their access to Europe.