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Take 15: QFII, RQFII, and the IPO Pipeline: A New Era for China A-Shares? (Video)

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.

Markets May Be Up, But Trust Is Still an Issue, Says CFA Institute President and CEO John Rogers, CFA (Video)

"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 Extraterritoriality: OTC Derivatives Reform in Asia, Europe, and Beyond

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.

Take 15: Trends in Algorithmic Trading and Developments in Asia

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.

Take 15: The “New Normal,” Cap-Weighted Indexing, and Passive Strategies in Europe and Asia

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.

Take 15: How Are Asian Financial Institutions Impacted by Changing Accounting and Regulatory Regimes?

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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