AsianInvestor's December edition now online

We explain the thinking behind our choices in the Institutional Excellence Awards, explore whether ESG is integral to long-term investing, analyse reform in China's public pension market and explain why Asia is a value opportunity.
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This Month
04    On the move
        McKay co-heads global distribution at AGI; Shih becomes Asia-Pacific president of UBS; Van de Walle fills SE Asia sales role at Templeton; Lynn gets global product position at Nikko AM; Aberdeen makes hires in Taiwan, Malaysia; Ma named as CIO at Noah

08    Regulatory Roundup
        You can’t ignore India
        The government has eased foreign direct investment rules in 15 sectors, spelling good news for private equity firms

10    Data Centre
        Banks continue to dominate fund sales and advice, but reliance on independent advisers and digital channels is poised to grow

12    Asset Owners
        Evaluating ESG
        Is an environmental, social and governance policy integral to long-term investing?

16    Institutional Excellence Awards
AsianInvestor identifies the institutions setting the standards for best practice  in the region

26    Q&A: Hong Sa Chan, head of alternative investment, Korea Post Savings Bureau

28    News: Korea’s KIC, NPS endure senior departures; family offices weigh club deals; Ping An eyes overseas assets; Chinese insurers active in property

30    Distributors
        Fund Selector Forum Asia
        The future of fund distribution was discussed by industry leaders at AsianInvestor’s second fund selection event

34    Q&A: Rodolphe Larque, head of mutual funds and ETFs for Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse Private Bank

36    News: Standard Chartered closures ‘free of buy-side impact’; Julius Baer sets up Japan desk; Taiwan seen as top ILP market; Aussie planners ramp up Asia exposure; Tianhong talks China distribution

40    Fund Managers
        China pensions advance
        The government is making reform of public pension funding a top priority

44    Asia is the place to go for value, according to a panel of investment strategists

48    Winners and losers in TPP Vietnam and Malaysia will benefit from cross-border trade pact, but will China?

50    China bonds: Expansion of domestic fixed income seen as defining moment with profound Asia implications

52    Alternative Investments
        Next stop Europe?
        Inflows means alternative managers in Asia are in no rush to capitalise on new marketing opportunities

54    News: Robeco reveals new Asia strategy; Nomura builds out in Taiwan; smart-beta ETFs tipped for growth; UBS AM readies first QDLP funds

56    Bookend
        America’s Bank: The epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve by Roger Lowenstein

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