|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|
|Thailand Futures Exchange welcomes five new market makers for SET50 options and|
|January 21, 2015-Thailand Futures Exchange PCL (TFEX)' under the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) group' welcomes five new market makers' which are KGI Securities (Thailand) pcl' Ausiris Futures Co.' Ltd.' Phatra Securities pcl' Trinity Securities Co.' Ltd.' and Maybank Kim Eng Securities pcl to manage liquidity for SET50 Options' as well as collaborating with its members in organizing seminars to provide SET50 Options knowledge to various target groups' from beginners to professional investors every week in the first quarter of 2015.|
|MNI-Chinese Business Sentiment Down in January|
|Production and New Orders Fall Sharply|
January 22, 2015--Following a strong end to 2014, business sentiment among China's largest companies fell at the beginning of 2015, led by significant declines in output and orders
|Shanghai's option market launch shadowed by regulatory probes, brokerage suspensions|
|City's exchange chief wants focus on risk controls for hedging instrument amid rising market volatility and fears for small investors|
January 19, 2015--A flurry of reform efforts to make the mainland's capital markets fit for global investors has sent uncertainty sweeping across the equity arena as brokers face probes into trading irregularities and exchanges struggle to get to grips with a fast-evolving marketplace.
|China Weighs Allowing Bond Trades on Hong Kong-Shanghai Link|
|January 20, 2015--"We can offer more diversified products," Huang Hongyuan, president of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, said through a translator at a presentation in Hong Kong on Jan. 20.|
|China's 2014 economic growth misses target, hits 24-year low|
|January 20, 2015--China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 24 years in 2014 as property prices cooled and companies and local governments struggled under heavy debt burdens, keeping pressure on Beijing to take aggressive steps to avoid a sharper downturn.|
|New RMB bonds total 11t yuan in 2014|
|January 20, 2015--The total value of renminbi-denominated bonds issued in China last year hit 11 trillion yuan ($1.8 trillion), up 22.3 percent, the central bank said on Tuesday.|
|UPDATE 1-Investors to get taste of new China via Shenzhen trading link|
|January 20, 2015--Foreign investors eager to tap into the next generation of Chinese firms should soon be able to directly trade stocks in Shenzhen, but the high valuations and extreme volatility of the country's second-largest exchange may limit early inflows.|
|BetaShares Australian ETF Review: Year End 2014|
|January 20, 2015--In a hallmark year, the Australian exchange traded fund (ETF) market saw a number of key metrics reach record levels in 2014.|
|Nasdaq to Provide Trading Platform for Japan's Biggest Derivatives Exchange|
|Exchange Operators in Japan Seek More Foreign Investors|
January 19, 2015--Nasdaq, the world's largest exchange company, will provide a new trading platform for Japan's largest derivatives bourse,
|One futures exchange by second half|
|TFEX-AFET merger to boost crop trading|
January 19, 2015--The planned merger of the two local futures exchanges is expected to be completed by the first half this year, enabling investors to trade all futures products at the Thailand Futures Exchange
|Hong Kong exchange proposes volatility mechanism|
|January 16, 2015--HKEx Invites Views on Proposed Volatility Control Mechanism for Securities and Derivatives and Closing Auction Session for Securities|
|Start of Calculation and Publication of Currency Hedged JPX-Nikkei Index 400|
|January 16, 2015--Japan Exchange Group, Inc. and Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. and Nikkei Inc. will begin calculating currency hedged indices of the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 to improve convenience for foreign investors.|
|Global gold demand seen rising 15% by HSBC on Asia-to-ETP buying|
|Gold last year posted the first back-to-back annual drop since 2000.|
January 15, 2015--Gold demand will rebound in 2015 as bullion consumption in Asia increases and investors return to exchange-traded products backed by the metal, according to HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
|Shanghai Stock Exchange to Launch Options Trading on SSE 50 ETF|
|January 14, 2015--The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) will unveil its first ETF option next month as a testing ground for the pilot stock option trading program in China.|
|Tokyo Stock Exchange ETF/ETN Monthly Report For December 2014|
|January 13, 2015--ETF/ETN trading in December remained strong, with one new ETF listing.
Monthly trading value (Dec-2014? Daily Average (JPY)
In December 2014, trading in the ETF/ETN market continued near record highs, with monthly trading value of approximately JPY 3.9 trillion and daily average trading value of about JPY 188 billion.
|Shanghai Stock Exchange to Allow Same-Day Trading for ETFs|
|January 13, 2015--The Shanghai Stock Exchange will allow same-day trading for ETFs later this month in the first move to allow investors to minimize their settlement risks.|
|ETFGI Press Release December 2014: Asia Pacific (ex-Japan)|
|January 12, 2015--Asset invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached a new record of 118.3 billion US dollars at the end of 2014 according to ETFGI|
|ETFGI Press Release December 2014: Japan|
|ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan gathered a record level of 16.3 billion US dollars of net new assets in 2014 according to ETFGI|
January 12, 2015--2014 proved to be a very good year for the ETF/ETP industry in Japan. ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan gathered a record level of 5.4 billion US dollars in net new assets in December and a record level of 16.3 billion US dollars in NNA in 2014 according to ETFGI.
|China says to open some ETFs to 'T+0' same-day trading, try options|
|January 9, 2015--China took another step toward diversifying financial markets on Friday, approving trials of same-day "T+0" trading and options trading on certain exchange-traded funds (ETFs).|
|Shenzhen Studies Hong Kong Tie-Up as Shanghai Link Boosted|
|January 7, 2015--Hong Kong is taking steps to increase trading through the Shanghai exchange connect as officials discuss setting up a separate link with Shenzhen.|
|Regulatory hurdles bar most funds from HK-Shanghai link-investor group|
|January 6, 2015--Technical and regulatory hurdles have so far kept most foreign fund managers from using a landmark Hong Kong-Shanghai trading link, forcing many to sit out a sizzling rally in mainland China shares.|
|UBS Global AM to beef up product development|
|The head of its Asian asset management arm, Rene Buehlmann, outlines his views on the key industry drivers and where his firm will be looking to make an impact in the future|
January 6, 2015--UBS Global Asset Management is looking to beef up its product development capabilities in Asia Pacific, says its new regional head, Rene Buehlmann.