On the move
04 On the move
DeAWM names Asia CIO; UBS Global AM hires Japan chief; BNPP IP restructures
06 An alternative way to access European alternative investors
07 Regulatory Roundup
HK SFC cuts fund approval-lapse time; AIFMD bottlenecks tipped; new Vietnam foreign-ownership rules
08 Data Centre
The landscape for ETPs
12 Developing family office version 2.0
Family office executives discuss the evolution of their industry, highlighting the growing need for corporate finance expertise and the rise of peer networks.
18 Q&A with Tomonari Kadoumi, Sumitomo Life
20 KIC CEO and CIO moves; family office Thirdrock expands; Taiwan state pensions issues risk RFPs
22 India’s changing relationship with wealth
India’s high-net-worth population is engaging more with wealth managers, but industry growth is hard to see.
24 Barclays on fixed income advisory buildout; Korea prioritises online fund sales
26 Five hurdles for Year of the Horse
The key factors that asset managers in Asia need to get right if they are to be first past the winning post this year.
32 China’s funds industry is about to be revolutionised by internet finance.
36 Neuberger Berman sets post-crisis standard
38 Will sector ETFs take off in Asia?
42 Target-date funds touted, but doubted
44 India’s funds industry has been dwarfed by China’s
47 Value Partners opens in Singapore; Amundi setting up Thai office; Fullerton expands into Japan
50 Hope surfaces for hedge funds survival
Achieving scale remains the chief challenge for small funds. Yet those of size can’t grow due to capacity constraints.
54 Private equity firms move into private lending.
56 Q&A with Andrew Affleck of Armstrong Asset Management
58 Hedge funds bearish on China; Mizuho-Partners Group team up; PE deal flow tipped to rise
60 Openings multiply in China and Korea
Asset servicers see growing opportunities offered by rising Chinese and Korean interest in offshore investments.
62 Operations manager: Genio van der Schaft of APG Asset Management
64 BNY Mellon expands SMA platform; London-China recognition deal talk dismissed
65 Trader talk: Atul Joglekar, Tata Asset Management
66 Seeking the next safe haven
Tapering took centre stage at our fifth annual Southeast Asia Forum, flanked by debate around Abenomics and China state reforms.
Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law, by Danny Gittings.