Tue, Mar 3, 2015

SFC Report on Asset management

On 21 January 2015, the SFC published a report entitled “Asset Management: Looking Forward”, which follows a series of meetings conducted by the SFC with senior executives in the asset management industry.

The report discussed the following:

  • Solid growth in asset management over the past five years
  • Increased demand for complex asset management products with high-yield, multi-asset unconstrained and alternative strategies
  • Increased investor focus on fees
  • Distribution of retail funds moving online
  • Evolving international regulation, including focus on risk governance and risk culture of asset managers
  • Varying viewpoints on systemic risk in asset management
  • An emerging trend towards integration of environmental, social and corporate governance factors in investment risk assessment.

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