The Great Wall doesn't seem as insurmountable as it once did, as China and its Asian neighbors are rolling back barriers, letting Western companies penetrate their fund markets.

A rash of activity and increased buzz surrounding the various markets of Asia has led to the most recent wave of product launches. Trying to capitalize on what is predicted to become a plentiful breeding ground for middle-class wealth, firms are trying to plant their roots into the soil before the markets completely take off.

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