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This Month
On the move

04 Capital Group hires Economos; LGIM plans Asian investment team; State Street reshuffle; First State adds institutional duo

08 Regulatory Analysis
Examining the new wave of deregulation being proposed for private funds in Korea.

09 Regulatory Roundup
China tightens shadow banking rules; Taiwan/Singapore bourses eye cross-listing

10 Data Centre
 What do wealthy Chinese want to invest in?

Asset Owners
12 MPFA’s mission under the spotlight
Would it create conflict for Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund Authority to take on a strong advocacy role?

16 Q&A: Michael Manuel, Asia CIO at Sun Life

18 AsianInvestor’s Asian Investment Summit: roundup

22 Norges Bank IM said to award Asean mandates; changes at GPIF

Distributors
24 The writing’s on the wall
Increasing regulation will force IFAs to consolidate

26 Fee talks “tougher in Asia” for private banks; Chinese demand grows for advice

Fund Managers
30 Asia’s dream team
As eyes turn to Brazil for the Fifa World Cup, we present our fund management all-star line-up.

38 Taiwan gets back in the ETF race

40 Dubai vs Abu Dhabi: the fight for Gulf hub status

42 A high-yield balancing act: Are investors underestimating the risks?

46 Beijing’s difficult currency balancing act

48 Fund industry warned of revenue shift; lessons to learn from internet firms

Alternative Investments
52 Walls closing in for property investors
The wealth of capital being invested in real estate has driven up valuations especially in Asia, making it hard to buy.

56 Institutions explore infrastructure investments

58 Q&A: Michael Hintze, founder and CEO of CQS

60 Partners Group opens India office; KKR unit names China MD

Asset Services
62 Lifting the lid on research
Fund firms and regulators in Asia face tough questions on the value of broker research.

64 Operations manager: Josephine Lam,
Victoire Asia

65 Deutsche shakes up securities services.
Trader talk: Yasuaki Sumimoto of MUFJ Securities

Events
66 Investment Performance Awards  
AsianInvestor presents the write-ups and photos for the prize winners at our 13th annual Investment Performance Awards.

90 Women in asset management
Female executives agree on the need to embrace change. We award the industry’s top 25 women.

91 Art of asset management
Technology shrinking the alpha manager pool

92 Bookend
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty