Sep 09, 2015 (LBO) – Fitch Ratings Lanka is to host its inaugural Investment Fund and Asset Management Forum next week, the rating agency said. Leading market participants, including issuers, investors, and bankers, will gather to listen to Fitch's senior analysts, external guest speakers and panelists discuss developments in the asset management industry globally - both in terms of asset classes and regulatory developments. It will focus on both global trends and specific developments in other countries - notably China and South Africa - and compare and contrast their experience to developments in Sri Lanka. Other themes on the agenda include global fund flows, investor appetite for and allocations to emerging market debt. “Fitch's Fund & Asset Manager Rating group maintains ratings in a diverse set of countries globally, with a notable presence in money market funds,” Fitch Ratings said. “Globally the agency rates approximately USD1trn in money market fund assets.” The forum will be held on 17 September 2015, at Taj Samudra Hotel.