Table of Contents
On the move

04 TCW boosts Asia headcount; Anthony Bolton calls it quits; Gilbert Tse named Lyxor Asia head

08 Regulatory Roundup
India streamlines investment channels; CSRC won’t slow mutual-recognition funds scheme; Japan strikes Fatca agreement

10 Data Centre
Emerging Asia enjoys bond market growth

Asset Owners
10-28  Top 300 institutional investors- Our annual ranking of the biggest asset owners in Asia Pacific. The total: $35 trillion.

30 Q&A: David Neal, CIO of Australia’s Future Fund

30 NPS sets new asset allocation; CPPIB eyes seven-fold rise in AUM

Distributors
32 Japan’s funds market on the mend

32 Retail investors have returned to equity funds on the back of the market revival.

36 Deutsche’s Jain outlines plans; distributors feel compliance strain

Fund Managers
38 Ambitious buyers forced to lower their sights: there’s huge appetite for acquiring Asian funds businesses, but opportunities are increasingly scarce.

42 Can RMB galvanise German appetite for Asia?

44 Battles lines being drawn for China retail

50 SSgA boosting Asia capabilities; Eastspring plans growth amid exits; View from the top: Hwang

Alternative Investments
54 How to play the shale gas boom:  Asian investors have been active in exploration and producton via private equity, but public equity may follow.

58 New crop of long/short managers emerging

60 Q&A: Michael Baldinger, RobecoSAM

64 Jarvis to head BoA-Merrill prime brokerage consulting

Asset Services
66 Asean fund servicing opportunities on rise: As regulators in Southeast Asia continue to develop their AM markets, asset service providers see openings

70 Industry shifts to equities: AsianInvestor/Clifford Chance survey

76 Operations manager: Venkatesh Narasiah, Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management

78 Northern Trust on China, Philippines plans; Tokyo traders feel need for speed

Events
82 Hunting for yield in Japan
AsianInvestor’s second annual Japan Institutional Investment Forum found pensions and insurers fearful of risk amid Abenomics.

84 Bookend
How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World’s Most Dynamic Region, By Joe Studwell

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