Irish Funds Newsletter: Fund Focus Hong Kong - January 2017

In this month’s Irish Funds Hong Kong edition read a roundup of recent developments in the funds industry in Asia as well as a regulatory update for Hong Kong looking at the past year. You can also read about the advantages for Asian managers of listing on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) as well as an overview of the growing market of alternative UCITS.

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

Enhanced Access to Chinese Markets

Announcement on the granting to Ireland of RMB 50 billion RQFII Quota and the acceptance by the Central Bank of Ireland of applications for Shenzhen Connect.

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Asia Roundup

Michelle Lloyd and Caitriona Carty from Maples and Calder in Hong Kong highlight several recent developments in the funds industry in Asia, ranging from Shenzhen Connect and Mutual Recognition of Funds to the Asean Passport and Asian Region Funds Passport.

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Hong Kong Regulatory Update

Paul Moloney of Eversheds LLP outlines regulatory developments in Hong Kong during the past year, including on QFII / RQFII, the introduction of mandatory clearing and activity on such issues as liquidity and cyber-security.

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Advantages of Listing on ISE for Asia

Tara O’Callaghan, Head of Listings at Dillon Eustace, explains the ways in which The Irish Stock Exchange (“ISE”) offers a cost effective, flexible and efficient listing option for Asian managers wishing to increase the distribution capacity, transparency and profile of their fund ranges.

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Ireland leads in Alternative UCITS

Kerill O'Shaughnessy, Of Counsel in the Global Investment Funds Group at Walkers, discusses Alternative UCITS, the expanding market for these products and the strength Ireland offers managers and investors

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Asia Pacific Roadshow Summary

Conor O'Mara, Managing Director Head of Global Technology Specialist Sales at Jefferies, shares the highlights and key takeaways from the Irish Funds Asia Pacific Roadshow in August.

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