Autumn 2015 Newsletter: Fund Focus Hong Kong

In this month’s Irish Funds Hong Kong edition get updates and in-depth analysis on topics including confirmation of Irish fund access to Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect as well as recent China A Shares volatility and opportunities. You can also read details on the Central Bank update on Irish Fund Management Company Boards as well as developments in China's bond market and concerns by UCITS providers over Asian Funds Passports. 

This document is for informational purposes only and it is recommended that professional advice is sought if conducting business in Ireland.

Hong Kong-Shanghai-Stock Connect

Shay Lydon, Partner at Matheson and Daryl O’Brien, Associate at Matheson, discuss the confirmation by the Central Bank of Ireland that it has, in principle, no objection to investment in the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect Program by Irish domiciled investment funds.

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China A Shares Volatility/Opportunities

David McEvoy, BlackRock, looks at reform in China, the China A Share rally and the correction, structural reform and the steps in promoting closer co-operation and better understanding between the respective industries in China and Ireland.

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Irish Fund Management Company Boards

Brian Dillon, Partner at Dillon Eustace, details the latest update from the Central Bank on Irish Fund Management Company Boards, including feedback on CP86, consultation on delegate oversight guidance, guidance on organisational effectiveness and directors’ time commitments.

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Development in China’s Bond Markets

Philippa Allen, CEO at ComplianceAsia, gives an overview of China’s bond market. The article covers the four main types of bonds and discusses China's current two programs that allow foreign investors access to the bond market.

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UCITS and Asian Funds Passports

Stuart Aldcroft, Senior Advisor, looks at why UCITS providers are concerned by Asian Funds Passports. He outlines potential threats, what UCITS providers can do now to protect their business and what the future might hold.

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Irish Funds events in Asia

Paul Moloney, Irish Funds Hong Kong Committee, gives an overview of what was covered at the Singapore event in September and details on upcoming events in Hong Kong and Tokyo in the coming months.

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