With unprecedented changes in the foreign institutional investor quota and related rules, as well as the hint of further new policy moves by the government, the China A-Shares market is starting to attract investor interest once again.
"Why don't we feel better that the markets are up this year?" asked John Rogers, CFA, president and CEO of CFA Institute, in an appearance earlier today on Bloomberg TV. The answer: "It's because ethics matter."
Dodd-Frank includes provisions that could extend its reach extraterritorially to Asia, Europe, and beyond. Participants in the OTC derivatives market in these regions are assessing the potential cross-border compliance obligations.
Giorgio Valente, professor of finance at Essex Business School and founder and director of the Centre for Asian Financial Studies at the University of Essex, discusses recent trends in algorithmic and high frequency trading and related developments in the Asia Pacific region.
Lower expectations for economic growth and capital markets returns stem from increasing indebtedness and deficits, as well as from demographic trends in the "New Normal." Jason Hsu discusses the implications for passive index strategies and cap-weighted index investing and talks about how asset owners and investing institutions view these issues in Europe and Asia.
Yin Toa Lee, CFA, reviews the new global regulatory initiatives and changing accounting standards and their business impacts on Asian financial institutions. He discusses what board, management, and audit committees should be doing today to prepare for such significant changes, including issuing communications to the investor and analyst communities.
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