AsianInvestor Magazine

Issue: September 2016

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This Month 

On the move
Value Partners adds in China and beyond; Howell to lead Zurich in Asia-Pacific; TIAA poaches Invesco trio for Asia buildout

8 Regulatory Roundup
What to expect from the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Stock Connect when it finally opens for business in December

10 Data Centre
Wealth managers stand out even as Hong Kong’s overall AUM falls

Asset Owners 

Expanding ESG in Asia
Pressure from the region’s asset owners is pushing environmental, social and governance issues up the agenda

12 Q&A: AIA’s Mark Konyn
The insurer’s CIO on coping with a low-return landscape and the spectre of inflation

22 Chinese insurers are seeing AUM soar, but the growth could be storing up trouble for the future

30 Battered by dismal bond yields and struggling with increased regulation, how do insurers stay afloat?

34 Weighed down by onerous capital requirements and low interest rates, insurers in Southeast Asia may ask the authorities for help

38 Korea’s Government Employees Pension Service looks for overseas and alternatives exposure

40 Leading pension funds and life insurers in Korea set out their challenges at an AsianInvestor forum

42 News: Hedge funds back in favour with asset owners; Muang Thai looks overseas; EPF’s sharia move wins favour

Distributors 

Q&A: Jupai Holdings
One of China’s fastest growing wealth managers is expanding; the head of its new Hong Kong office explains why

48 News: Lombard Odier eyes more after Philippines deal; Call to ease account rules in HK; Aviva bids for a slice of Singapore market

Fund Managers 

Brexit fallout
Assessing the impact of Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union – is London still the place to be?

54 The stakes are high for Chinese hedge funds as they take their first steps offshore in Hong Kong

58 Regulatory easing is bringing Thailand’s fund industry to life, and luring overseas players

62 Q&A: Brandon Prater of Partners Group on investing in renewable energy

64 News: Chinese authorities step up shadow-banking crackdown; JP Morgan AM bolsters research in Asia; BoJ fails to inspire

66 Bookend
The Rise and Fall of Nations by Ruchir Sharma

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What's in this issue

Expanding ESG in Asia
Q&A: Jupai Holdings
The Brexit fallout for fund managers
Chinese hedge funds step offshore