Distributors want more fund transparency.”

Product selectors flag areas for improvement in the industry, such as a lack of detail about fund performance drivers and churn of sales staff at both distributors and fund houses.


Asian families facing wealth-transfer challenges

The wealth management industry needs to better service families in Asia that are navigating competing and sometimes conflicting values as they transfer wealth, knowledge and skills.


HSBC Private Bank eyes liquid alternatives

Liquidity is key for broadening the appeal of alternatives, says HSBC Private Bank's head fund gatekeeper, who also shares what the firm looks for when picking asset managers.


CIMB vies for affluent bancassurance clients

Publicly listed lender CIMB Niaga, part of Malaysian financial conglomerate CIMB Group, expects its affluent customers to help boost fee-based income from bancassurance in 2015 as the bank plans to strengthen its protection insurance segment.