AsianInvestor's March 2013 edition now online

We explore the right business model for new entrants to Asia, publish our first ranking of Islamic fund houses by assets, examine China's pensions tsunami and consider high yield.

This Month
04 On the move
New role for Neil Harvey at Credit Suisse; Old Mutual hires Miranda Poon; First State promotes Michael Stapleton

Regulatory Roundup
08 Lawyers question the benefits of the HK-China cross-border funds scheme; China gold ETF guidelines; new India KYC rules

10 Data Centre: sovereign risk roundup

Asset Owners
12 China’s pensions tsunami
Stalled pension reforms in China threaten to overwhelm the nation’s finances. Can new leadership save the system?

16 Q&A with Mark Machin of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

18 Temasek reshuffles; Australia’s Cbus insources

20 Young industry yearns to tailor its future
The potential of China’s wealth market is driving domestic banks to build private banking divisions.

22 Bank of Montreal launches Asia private banking; Kofia plans distribution platform

Fund Managers
24 Journey to the East: a cautionary tale
The list of Western firms to have set up in Asia since 2008 is long, and growing. But getting the business model right is a major challenge.

30 Islamic assets on the rise: the top 50 sharia fund managers

34 Should investors follow the high-yield bears?

38 Matthews Asia, M&G, Amundi expanding in Asia

39 CEO profile: Hanif Muhammed of Mandiri Investasi

Alternative Investments
North American inflow fuels Asia strategies
Matching Asian hedge funds with investors overseas has become more difficult

42 Q&A with Isaac Souede of Permal

44 Syz, QIC shutter funds; Double Haven wins mandate

Asset Services
46 Transition managers adapt to survive
Amid shrinking portfolio-transition flows, transition management providers are offering related services to support their business.

50 Commision-sharing agreements: examining the benefits of unbundling 

52 Operations manager: Thomas Hugger, COO of Leopard Capital

53 QFIIs welcome index futures trading; trader talk: Raymond Tang of CIMB-Principal

56 Bookend
From the ruins of empire: The revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia by Pankaj Mishra.


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