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Active funds dominate in Hong Kong, but new regulations may change that

Justina Lee & Narae Kim
Justina Lee & Narae Kim9/18/2017 08:00 AM GMT+08  • 4 min read
Active funds dominate in Hong Kong, but new regulations may change that
(Sept 18): If you are a fund manager, you probably wish there was a place you could go where the passive investing craze never caught on, and clients still shelled out handsomely for stock picking. That place is Hong Kong.
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(Sept 18): If you are a fund manager, you probably wish there was a place you could go where the passive investing craze never caught on, and clients still shelled out handsomely for stock picking. That place is Hong Kong.

Hong Kong, where passive investments are little more than sidekicks, amassing the equivalent of 5% of active funds. Hong Kong, where customers are loyal to active managers, even though they do no better here than anywhere else, with about three-quarters of such funds losing to benchmarks.

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