Australia has one of the largest pools of assets under management in the world, and has developed a comparative advantage in investment management. Australia’s expertise makes it well-placed to capitalise on the growth of the funds management industry in Asia. There is bipartisan government support to grow the amount of foreign sourced funds managed in Australia, with mutual recognition agreements and passporting schemes forming a key element of trade facilitation. To be successful, Australian funds management businesses will need a sound understanding of the regulatory structure and cultural environment in which they will be operating. The winners will be businesses able to translate this understanding into effective and efficient business practices that provide investors access to attractive investment products.
This paper was presented in July 2015 at the 20th Melbourne Money and Finance Conference (MMFC), which explored the theme The Australian Financial Sector and Global Integration.
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