In light of recent developments in the integration of Asia’s capital markets, Asset Benchmark Research conducts surveys assessing the current landscape and its implications for custodian banks. The projects interview asset managers, institutional investors and other market participants from Asia concerning their interest cross-border market integration schemes and their expectations of the services offered by their custodian banks. The surveys offer constructive lessons for custodian banks operating in this region..
The report incorporates both quantitative and qualitative approaches in analyzing cross-border custodian activities. The quantitative research is based on Asset Benchmark Research’s annual asset servicing survey which attracted 64 respondents in 12 countries in Asia-Pacific and MENA. The respondents, 81% of which are outside of mainland China, cover asset managers, private investment funds, insurance companies and pension funds. The qualitative research is conducted through secondary research and interviews with custodian banks and institutional investors.
Following the launch of key integration schemes that connect both fixed income and equity markets, 2017 will be remembered as a year of consolidation for Asian based investors and their custody service providers. Taking stock of how well new market integration projects are accepted among investors is an important element in gauging their success. Bank of Communications (Bocom) therefore asked Asset Benchmark Research (ABR) to measure the impact new initiatives are having on the investment community.
QDII. MRF. ARFP. The list of acronyms that condense the multitude of market developments in Asia’s asset and investment management industry is ever growing. In collaboration with China Merchants Bank (CMB), Asset Benchmark Research surveyed 149 asset managers, institutional investors and other market participants in the summer of 2016 about their plans to seize opportunities that arise from the integration of Asia’s capital markets. This report presents the findings of this pan-Asian research and outlines the implications for service providers in the region, particularly custodian banks.
Our dedicated team converses with respondents either by telephone interview or directing them to an online questionnaire. Face-to-face interviews may also be conducted. Because we speak directly to our respondents instead of merely passing on forms they can fill out, we provide an in-depth look into the perspective of asset managers that few others are capable of. Qualitative feedback and observations are transcribed and reported alongside quantitative output, giving subscribers detailed, actionable results.