04 On the move
Nomura AM names new CEO, HK SFC reappoints Alexa Lam
08 Regulatory Analysis
Singapore RQFII potential under debate
09 Regulatory Roundup
Korea toughens stance on mis-selling, Taiwan insurance investment limits raised
10 Data Centre
A snapshot of Asia hedge funds in 2013
12 Insurers’ quest for yield: oasis or mirage?
Asian insurers should focus more on matching assets to liabilities if their return targets are not to prove illusory.
16 Insurance investment summit: Taking the slow road to diversification
18 Q&A with Jeon Young-muk of Samsung Life
20 KIC names new CIO, GPIF in alternatives foray
22 Battle for shelf space intensifies: Only well-resourced managers can compete in the consumer segment, so are investor interests being fully served?
24 Fund Online Korea sets out stall, Sarasin lures Bank of Singapore NRI team
26 The future of fund passporting: Industry experts discuss their expectations for Asia’s three passport schemes.
32 Asia’s ETF universe is expanding fast, raising questions over product complexity
36 Are investors right to bet on Europe again?
44 Will Taiwan take to employee choice for pensions?
46 M&G wins HK licence, Aberdeen acquiring, Fullerton’s expansion drive
48 Fledgling hedge fund sector takes root
Korea’s hedge fund industry is small, but good performance is raising interest.
50 Private equity learning lessons in frontier markets
52 Q&A with Andy Seaman of Stratton Street Capital
54 IFM Investors on Asia push, China uncertainty yields PE deal discounts
56 Japan’s testing new trading environment
Changing market structure is reshaping the landscape for cash equity traders and venues
60 Industry keeps faith in credit e-trading
62 Q&As: Philip York of Alt 224 and Jacqueline Loh of Schroders
63 Operations manager: Jeff Levy of Turiya Capital
64 Northern Trust opening new branches, transitions industry woes persist
68 Bookend: The Tragedy of Liberation: A history of the Chinese revolution, 1945-57, By Frank Dikötter
66 Borrowers and Investors Forum
At this Haymarket event, fund firms stressed the need for investors to review the quality of bond issuance amid the search for yield.