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  • New Market Connect Schemes Between Mainland China and Hong Kong Unlock Further Opportunities for Overseas Asset Managers: But Are You Ready?

    The continuous liberalization of the capital market in mainland China provides many opportunities for international institutional investors. The long-awaited exchange-traded fund (ETF) connect scheme between Hong Kong and mainland China began July 4, 2022, with aggregate debut trading volume amounting to RMB28.5 billion (US$4.25 billion). In addition, a new initiative, “Swap Connect,” was announced to allow mutual access between Hong Kong and mainland China’s interest rate swap markets. These two initiatives mark a major milestone...

  • Credibility, Performance and Service Fees are Key Criteria for Choosing Asset Managers, According to FleishmanHillard’s First Pan-Asia Future of Asset Management Report

    HONG KONG, June 14, 2022 – The vast majority of Asian investors see credibility (96%), performance (96%) and service fees (90%) as the key criteria for choosing an asset manager, according to FleishmanHillard’s The Future of Asset Management in Asia 2022. The report, which for the first time now covers four markets across Asia (mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore and South Korea) and follows three years of the well-received Future of Asset Management in...

  • React or Not React? Upping Your Game in the Face of Shareholder Activism

    Shareholder activism is on the rise in Asia Pacific as companies and CEOs face unprecedented scrutiny from international and local investors looking for better corporate governance and transparency. In the first quarter of 2022, there were 76 public corporate actions, as compared to 50 in the same period of 2021, on corporates and issuers in the region, with Korea, Australia and Japan leading the way, according to Insightia’s Shareholder Activism in Q1 2022 report. So...

  • Gen Z: Evolving Social Media and Sports Preferences

    The pandemic has brought all generations into the digital world to work, connect, socialize and be entertained. Members of Generation Z have lived their entire lives digitally, but as they come of age, they are cementing their status as purveyors of culture, drivers of consumer growth and are redefining the media landscape.  FleishmanHillard’s TRUE Global Intelligence practice partnered with BlueCurrent China to release a global study on Generation Z in China, Japan and the UK...

  • The Role of Communications in Tackling Cyber Risks

    Large corporations are no strangers to cyber-attacks. For over 30 years, companies have worked to keep up with an increasingly interconnected world by strengthening their networks’ defenses and security infrastructure against external threats. While these concerns used to fall squarely on the shoulders of IT departments, today, the pace of technological advancement has placed Internet-enabled devices in the pockets and homes of the general public, blurring the lines between work and home, rendering employees key...

  • The Future of ESG: Now or Never?

    A few years ago, Environmental, Social and Governance, or ESG, was a trendy hipster investment term; today it is no longer trendy – it’s a corporate necessity. Yet, even though ESG reporting is now commonplace, and required in many jurisdictions, for many people the term is interchangeable with environmental factors, with the social and governance factors tending to get left out.   In short, there is too much ‘E’ and too little ‘S’ and ‘G”...

  • FleishmanHillard China Asset Management Report Shows Chinese Investors Placing High Emphasis on Asset Managers’ ESG Credentials

    HONG KONG, Sept. 1, 2021 – Chinese investors are paying closer attention to foreign asset managers’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments and offerings as they look to invest, according to The Future of Asset Management in China 2021 study published today by FleishmanHillard. The report offers insights for global asset managers assessing opportunities in China. It is the third annual China-focused asset management report published by FleishmanHillard and its TRUE Global Intelligence practice, and...

  • AUTHENTICITY GAP: Aligning consumer expectations and experiences

    Why is it so often that what we see and hear from brands, businesses and people jars with what we might feel, experience and believe? They have an authenticity problem, a crisis gap if you will. At FleishmanHillard, we have been studying authenticity since 2012 when we first set out to explore the alignment between consumer expectation and experiences: what we like to call the ‘Authenticity Gap.’ The Authenticity Gap measures the gap between consumer expectations...

  • FleishmanHillard Techlash 2020 Report Shows Consumers Want The Tech Industry to Act Now

    FleishmanHillard today released a new research report, Techlash 2020: Why the technology sector needs to lean in now on consumer expectations. It looks at consumer sentiment towards the technology industry in general, with a focus on expectations, trust and responsibility. It covers the US, Canada, U.K., Italy, Germany, China and South Korea. Perhaps not surprisingly, what we found is that consumers want the technology sector to take a long hard look at its policies and...

  • FleishmanHillard China Asset Management Report Shows Investors Need Foreign Firms to Justify Higher Fees

    HONG KONG, Sept. 15, 2020 – Fund managers’ investment performance, brand credibility and online communications are key factors to attract Chinese investors, according to a new report published today by FleishmanHillard. The report, The Future of Asset Management in China 2020, offers insights to global asset managers assessing opportunities in China. It is the second annual China-focused asset management report published by FleishmanHillard, which features analysis drawn from an online survey of mainland Chinese investors’...