Posts tagged as Hong Kong

Fund Forum Asia: A Summary

15 May 2017

Fund Forum Asia took place in Hong Kong between April 24 and April 26. A number of topics and issues consumed discussions, and Calastone looks at some of them.

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Leo Chen

Posted by Leo Chen, Managing Director - Head of Asia.
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, fintech

Lessons learned point to healthy prospects for MRF

07 Sep 2016

The Jul. 1, 2015, launch of the Mainland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme was hailed as a milestone for the asset management industry. A year on, and it is plain to see that the MRF has not delivered the promised benefits – at least not yet.

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Sebastien Chaker

Posted by Sebastien Chaker, Managing Director - Head of Asia.
Tags: Asia, China, Hong Kong

Full Speed Ahead: The Dramatic Growth of Funds Automation in Asia

22 Sep 2015

Fund automation in Asia has grown tremendously over the past few years. Whilst 2012 estimates showed that over 80% of fund orders were processed manually, today over 50 of the largest fund distributors in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan have implemented a solution to automate their investment fund transactions, of which 30 have selected the Calastone funds messaging network.

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Sebastien Chaker

Posted by Sebastien Chaker, Managing Director - Head of Asia.
Tags: China, Hong Kong, Asia

MRF update: A single connection for fund distribution in China

22 Sep 2015

Recent volatility on the Chinese stock market has probably come as a relief to those operational departments that had been expected to support the new Hong Kong China Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF). The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) launched the scheme at the beginning of July, yet the regulators’ attention has now been diverted away from approval of MRF funds in order to find ways to stabilise and reassure the market instead.

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Sebastien Chaker

Posted by Sebastien Chaker, Managing Director - Head of Asia.
Tags: China, Hong Kong, Asia, Regulation

Fund distribution in China: Are you ready for MRF?

29 Jun 2015

Five weeks. Chinese and Hong Kong fund managers, custodians and distributors have not been given much time when it comes to setting up operational process flows from and into their respective countries. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) announced the launch date for the Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) as 1st July 2015.

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Sebastien Chaker

Posted by Sebastien Chaker, Managing Director - Head of Asia.
Tags: China, Hong Kong, Asia, Regulation