MAY 2016

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In this month's magazine

On the move
McCareins to oversee Asia for Northern Trust; Yuen joins rush from Credit Suisse to Julius Baer; Blackstone names Asia-Pacific chairman; Centaur branches out to HK

8            Regulatory Roundup
HK markets regulator squeezed as Chinese managers rush for licences; What the Panama Papers leak might mean for your business

10           Data Centre
The effects of Abenomics on Japan’s economy

Asset Owners

Home comfort
Its international ambitions curtailed, Malaysia’s KWAP is seeking solutions in areas such as sharia investment

16            How Japan’s $1.23 trillion GPIF is evolving to meet the challenges ahead

20            Hedge fund managers answer the question of how they use surplus cash

26            News: Safe’s surprise equity move; NSSF eyes new instruments; KTCU looks to alternatives; GEPS looks to the long term

Distributors

A different model
Bryan Goh of Bordier & Cie on how the Swiss private bank is bringing is bringing something new to Asia

30            News: OCBC wins battle for Barclays; Three distribution challenges for FMs; Noah International brings in CIO; HSBC Private Bank hires two

Fund Managers

Question time
Can asset managers be to big to fail? Are active managers worth their fees? We debate these and other pressing questions for the industry

40            Rosemary Wang of Taiwan’s Securities and Futures Bureau on building the island’s domestic funds industry

44            Rising defaults and flaws in onshore credit rating agencies are among the pitfalls for those seeking yield as China’s onshore bond market opens up

46            Who has won: AsianInvestor’s Korea awards 2016

54            Fintech will be at the heart of to a push to make Taiwan a global investment centre, an AsianInvestor forum hears

56            Kwan Yoon of BlueRun Ventures on why he sees a need to keep his fund’s strategy evolving

58            News: Shanghai tackles illegal fundraising; Amundi launches first Asian ETF; Tough time for hedge funds; JP Morgan named top China fund house

60            Bookend
The Persuaders: The Hidden Industry That Wants to Change Your Mind by James Garvey