Capital Markets & IT - lakyara March 2017
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This report focuses mainly on overseas financial institutions’ earlystage RAF implementation initiatives from the standpoint of how to develop an effective RAF, based on periodic surveys of overseas financial institutions conducted since 2010. I hope that overseas financial institutions’ trial-and-error experience helps Japanese financial institutions to develop and implement effective RAFs.
Asian countries are preparing to launch the Asia Region Funds Passport(ARFP) scheme to allow funds registered in ARFP-participant countries to be sold in other participant countries. Although the AFRP faces hurdles, it is expected to invigorate markets by facilitating cross-border fund sales among participating countries.