Asset Owners

Bridging the pensions Gulf:
Momentum is growing for wider adoption of corporate retirement schemes in the Middle East.

14    Q&A: Daniel Teng, Cathay Life

18    Safe opens in New York; Ontario Teachers comes to Hong Kong

Distributors
Fund firms eager to tap e-commerce craze:
Third-party e-commerce businesses are now allowed to sell funds, creating a much-needed new distribution channel,


 

but the banks will be hard to budge.

22    Thai banks gear up for golden age of wealth management

24    Standard Life on Asia buildout; Barings beefs up in retail sales

Fund Managers
The fund firms most invested in Asia Pacific:
We publish our first ranking of managers by percentage of assets they have invested in Asia Pacific.

30    Self-indexing: drawing the next line in the sand

34    Vanguard starts rollout of HK-domiciled ETFs; CIMB-Principal rings changes

Alternative Investments
When will Asian private equity turn the corner?
Although PE players in China and India are still struggling to exit deals, the current lull may make 2013-14 vintage years for new investors.

40    For distress, search the sea and sky

42    Q&A: Earl Yen, managing director of CSV Capital

44    Salt Las Vegas rolls out contrasting offerings; family offices most exposed to hedge funds, PE

Asset Services
Opening the door to China custody:
Mainland securities firms and foreign banks can now offer onshore custody in China, but challenging the domestic banks won’t be easy.

48    Fund houses wary of outsourcing execution

50    Operations manager: Marc Hambach, COO of Gulfmena

52    White & Case funds practice under pressure; LinkedIn reliability questioned

53    Trader talk: Derek McCole, Aberdeen Asset Management

REGULARS

On the move
SSgA loses South Asia chief; Northern Trust names new Hong Kong head

8    Regulatory Analysis: Taming Tiger Asia, Hong Kong-style.

9    Regulatory Roundup: HKMEx ceases operations; Singapore to sign Fatca agreement

10    Private equity in emerging markets

80    Bookend: The Rise and Fall of the House of Bo, by John Garnaut

Events
Investment Performance Awards:
AsianInvestor presents the winners of its 12th annual flagship awards.

78    AsianInvestor’s eighth Asian Investment Summit took place in Hong Kong in May, with a major focus on Japan.