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25 Nov 2020

Alternative investment asset classes: a different kind of fund

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When traditional assets such as stocks and bonds face market volatility and uncertainty, some fund managers and family offices have turned towards exploring something more tangible such as art, antique, wine and whisky.

The love for those alternative assets aside, these fund managers and family offices are often attracted by the fact that generally speaking, the management of such assets are not considered regulated activity under Hong Kong's licensing regime, which means the manager of these assets does not need to be licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

当传统型资产,如股票和债券,饱受市场的波动和不确定性影响,部分基金管理人和家族办公室已转为发掘更切实的投资产品,例如艺术品、古董、葡萄酒和威士忌。

除了对另类资产的热爱之外,这些基金管理人和家族办公室通常被这样的事实所吸引:在一般情况下,根据香港的发牌制度,此类资产的管理不被视为受规管活动,这意味着管理此类资产的投资管理人无需获得香港证券及期货事务监察委员会的牌照许可。

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