By Andrew Clements King & Wood Mallesons’ Melbourne office.

The Assistant Treasurer has released on 25th August for public comment exposure drafts of key legislation for corporate collective investment vehicles. This continues Australia’s development as a funds management centre of the world.
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By Suzanne Gibson King & Wood Mallesons’ Singapore Office

suzanneThe Asian retail investment funds market is in the throes of a significant shake-up, with two new cross-border Asian passporting regimes and a momentous mutual recognition arrangement between Hong Kong and China.

The ASEAN CIS Framework for cross-border offerings of collective investment schemes (CIS Framework) is already in existence, with managers in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand now able to passport their compliant domestic funds to retail investors in these three countries. 
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