AsianInvestor Magazine

Issue: October 2016

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Asset Owners 

Q&A: Alex Liu

The CIO of Taiwan Life on why the newly-merged insurer is looking to offshore managers

16 Key findings from the AI300 survey: how asset owners are tuning to alternatives for returns

24 Q&A: CIO Kim Jae-Sik on how Mirae Asset Life Insurance is seeking out higher yields and returns

26 Going private to meet the region’s pension needs as a demographic timebomb ticks ever louder

32 News: UN PRI looks to China; Asset owners go in-house; Chinese insurers target Hong Kong


Robots on the rise

But automatic fund selectors are more likely to complement  their human counterparts than put them out of work

50 Q&A: CTBC Bank’s Li Juan talks opportunity in regulatory changes and its wealth management approach

52 News: ‘Wishful thinking’ on Ucits; ex-HSBC pair banned in HK; UK’s Crossbridge looks to Asia

Fund Managers 

Challenges in China

Promoting funds of funds to diversify risk will be tough, as few fund managers have varied products  

38 Finding gems in Japan: Asset owners seek positive returns from alternatives at a time of negative rates

42 Q&A: CEO James Wood-Collins on how Record Currency Movement on how to take advantage of FX volatility

44 News: Managers not perturbed by Duterte; Pimco looks to retail market; New-look Barings launches

This Month  

On the move

Schroders builds Asia real estate team; KKR names new heads of Asia, Greater China; BNY Mellon names new Asia Pacific chairman; UBS WM appoints regional investment head & more

10 Regulatory Roundup

New rules in Taiwan will force smaller foreign fund managers to seek tie-ups with local companies

12 Data Centre

Smart beta ETFs are beginning to gain traction in Asia

54 Bookend

The Age of Cryptocurrency by Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey

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October 2016 Magazine
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