|ASIC releases draft disclosure guidance for hedge funds-continued|
|February 23, 2012--ASIC today released for consultation draft regulatory guidance with new disclosure benchmarks and principles for hedge funds to improve investor awareness of the risks associated with these products.|
|The guidance, contained in Consultation Paper 174 Hedge funds: Improving disclosure — Further consultation (CP 174), sets out the specific features and risks of hedge funds that should be addressed in a Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for these products.
ASIC Chairman Greg Medcraft said it was necessary to ensure that disclosure gives investors the information they need to make an informed investment decision, which may include a decision not to invest in these products.
|Source: Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)|
|Asia ETP News|
|Stronger global growth and commodity prices contribute to faster economic growth for Indonesia in 2017|
|March 22, 2017--Stronger global economic growth and continued gains in commodity prices are helping to drive up Indonesia's economic growth forecast to 5.2 percent this year from 5.0 percent in 2016.|
|E Fund and Yuanta partner for inverse ETF|
|March 20, 2017--The two firms partnered to launch in Hong Kong an inverse ETF tracking the Hang Seng Index, following four other issuers.|
|iSTOXX MUTB Asia/Pacific Quality Dividend 100 Licensed To Yuanta SITC In Taiwan|
|March 16, 2017--STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group's index business, and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, today announced that the iSTOXX(R) MUTB Asia/Pacific Quality Dividend 100 has been licensed to Yuanta Securities Investment Trust Company in Taiwan to be used for a passive index fund.|
|BetaShares-Australian ETF Review -February 2017|
|March 14, 2017--Industry hits new record high as market rebounds.
The Australian ETF industry returned to its growth trajectory in February, hitting a fresh record high. Total industry FUM at the month end was $26.1B, a growth of 3.6% or $911m. The growth for the month was evenly split between appreciation in asset values and net new money, with $476m of net inflows this month.
|HK seeks to rival Tokyo with leveraged ETFs|
|March 14, 2017--Hong Kong will allow retail investors to buy and sell its home Hang Seng indices via sophisticated exchange traded products as the city seeks..|
|Warning! The label on your ETF may be misleading|
|March 14, 2017--Caveat emptor is Latin for "Let the buyer beware". The term has been used since the 16th century to warn of the risk that a product may have defects, or not meet expectations.|
|China Introduces Services Index to Reflect Changing Economy|
|March 14, 2017--Gauge of services output rose 8.2% year-on-year in Jan-Feb
NBS says index reflects 'short-term changes in service sector'
|Bassanese Bites: A bond yield breakout?|
|March 12, 2017-Week beginning: 13 March 2017|
The Week in Review
The key development last week was the solid US payrolls report (employment +235K, unemployment rate dropping to 4.7%) which makes a Fed rate hike this Thursday morning (Sydney time) a virtual certainty.
|SGX to use blockchain for bond trading|
|March 10, 2017--SGX will be exploring blockchain use for fixed income trading.|
|Bassanese Bites: Three downside risks facing the economy|
|March 7, 2017--An element of optimism appears to have crept back into the Australian economic outlook over the past month or so, culminating in the Reserve Bank's latest above-consensus forecast of above-trend economic growth in 2017.|
|World Gold Council-Market Update: Indian demand will recover from 2016's lows|
|March 7, 2017--A barrage of policy initiatives aimed at purging India of black money and instilling greater transparency rocked India's economy last year, including its gold market.|
|New FTSE ST indexes to track Singapore's consumer goods and services sector|
|March 6, 2017--Global index provider FTSE Russell launched two new indexes tracking SGX-listed firms in the consumer goods and services index and listed on Singapore Exchange (SGX).|
|Bassanese Bites: Fed rattles sabres|
|March 5, 2017--The Week in Review
Mixed news for markets last week, with US President Trump delivering a well-received speech to Congress which suggested he might finally be settling into a more measured "Presidential" style.
|UPDATE:China 2017 GDP Target 'Around 6.5%, Higher If Possible'|
|March 3, 2017--Adds, Clarifies Details Throughout
Budget Deficit Target Set At 3% or CNY 2.38 Trillion
CPI Target Unchanged At 'Around 3%'
|Four China regulators acting as one shows shift in curbing risk|
|March 2, 2107--China's regulators are putting together a unified front seeking to beat back growing risks to the financial system from $8.7 trillion in asset management products, including investments in bonds and risky off-balance-sheet lending by banks.|
|Bassanese Bites: Show me the money!|
|February 27, 2017--The Week in Review
As noted last week, only one of the three more obvious global macro "Trump trades" is working at present, as equities continue to grind higher while bond yields and the $US dollar mark time in an extended "pullback" period.