The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has negotiated an exemption from the obligation to hold an Australian financial services (AFS) licence to provide financial services in Australia.
The National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation (CSDC), which provides services to the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has granted Qatar Re a licence to operate a branch office in Singapore, effective as of 3 October 2016.
BCS Global Markets, the largest securities broker on the Moscow Exchange, has signed a partnership agreement with Caderus Capital, the Russian-Chinese investment group, to develop cross-border investments between China and Russia.
The largest securities broker on the Moscow exchange, BCS Global Markets, has signed a partnership agreement with Caderus Capital, the Russian-Chinese investment group, in order to further develop cross-border investments between China and Russia.
Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) SGX Index Edge is to use S&P Global Markets Intelligence’s Alpha Factor Library to develop new quantitative index models and smart beta indices across Asia Pacific.
HSBC Securities Services is acting as trustee to four of the six Hong Kong-domiciled funds approved to date for distribution in mainland China under the Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme.
Hedge fund data provider HFR reports that hedge funds investing in Japan declined to conclude the first half of 2016 as the Japanese Yen surged on Brexit, while hedge funds investing in China and throughout Emerging Asia posted mixed performance for the second quarter.
AQR Capital Management has opened an office in Hong Kong after securing approval from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.
The Corporate Governance Centre of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE), directed by the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), in conjunction with the Taiwan Depository Clearing Corp, the Securities Investment Trust & Consulting Association and the Taiwan Financial Services Roundtable, has launched the “Stewardship Principles for Institutional Investors”.