AsianInvestor Magazine

Issue: July 2016

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In this month's magazine

On the move

GF International brings Chen Hao as CIO; Pictet hires Dominique Jooris from Goldman Sachs to head South-east Asia; Peter Krismer moves from troubled BSI to Swiss International

10    Regulatory Roundup - Singapore is attracting Chinese asset managers, while foreign funds leapfrog Hong Kong into China

12    Data Centre - North Asia’s life insurers face a variety of challenges to their performance

Asset Owners

Seeking out specialists -  Heman Wong, executive director of Hong Kong Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme, discusses how he picks fund managers

16    AI300 - Our annual ranking of the region’s top institutional investors by assets. Total AUM: $35 trillion

36    Asian Investment Summit: investing in a less constrained manner

38     News: Indonesia sovereign fund excites funds; sovereigns boost alternatives by 50%


Roboflop - Automated advisers may struggle to dislodge wealth management bank providers in Asia

44    Q&A: Louis Chang, head of wealth management, E.Sun Bank

46    Fund supermarkets - Online fund distribution haven’t flourished outside China. Encouraging IFAs could help

50    News: Singapore seeks fintech sandbox; China urged to leave equity market alone; wealth industry’s tech lag

Fund Managers

China’s perilous appeal - MSCI’s decision not to add A-shares to its index makes sense, but the country offers rewards for the willing

58    Industry executive survey: capital flows should rise into and out of China, and to a lesser extent Asia 

66    Q&A: Brian Lim, partner and head of emerging markets, Pantheon

70    ETF Summit: speakers expressed optimism over the proliferation of ETFs within Asia

72    Trading and execution survey: investors reveal the key expectations of the brokerages they use

78   Recognising Korea’s leading investors - AsianInvestor conducted its sixth annual awards dinner for the leading asset owners and fund managers in the North Asia country

80    News: US gains RQFII quota despite tensions; Jupiter eyes Thailand; Savills IM seeks China office

82    Bookend
And The Weak Suffer What They Must? by Varis Varoufakis

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What's in this issue

China's reward for willing investors
AI 300 - The annual asset owner survey
Robo advice tipped to fail
Korea's top investors recognised