JULY 2016

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04    On the move: GF International hires Chen Hao as CIO; Pictet hires Dominique Jooris from Goldman Sachs to head Southeast Asia; Peter Krismer moves from BSI to Swiss International

10    Regulatory Analysis: Singapore is attracting Chinese asset managers, while foreign funds are leapfrogging Hong Kong into China

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

Asset Owners

Q&A: Heman Wong, executive director of Hong Kong's Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme

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    Alternatives 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 their key expectations of brokerages 

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