This month in AI magazine 

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04    On the move

CSRC chief steps down; NPS appoints CIO after lengthy search; PGI brings in MAS director; Schroder IM names HK distribution head; Bhayani joins BNP Paribas as Asia CIO

08    Regulatory Analysis
SFC risks killing off leveraged funds
The Hong Kong regulator is opening up ETF listings to leveraged and inverse funds, but its caution could be detrimental

10    Data Centre
On an annual flows basis, emerging Asia bonds have done better than equity peers. But low valuations and economic growth prospects appear to be changing the pictureAsset
Owners

12     Rounding on the regulators
Our Insurance Investment Forum hears stinging criticism over lack of market reforms in Asia, with watchdogs branded mad over capital rules

14    Q&A: Eugen Loeffler, CEO and CIO for Asia, Allianz Investment Management

18    Co-investment craze
will lead to casualties
Growth in private equity assets is creating new arrangements, but new risks

22    News: new Thai sovereign fund plans mandates; top trio exit at KIC; direct, PE drives NSSF returns; Korea Post mulls mandates; NZ, Australia sovereigns foresee trouble

Distributors

24    Who you need to know in Malaysia
AsianInvestor profiles in-country product specialists as part of its project to identify the key fund selectors and distributors across Asia

28    Q&A: Hamilton Yuen, Hong Kong head of product development, MetLife

30    News: Standard Life to eyes affluent in Greater China, DBS adds managers to hedge fund list, Flavel relocates as Coutts CEO, BMO targets family offices

Fund Managers

32    Power shift
The balance of power is shifting as Chinese managers enjoy sustained AUM growth while Western firms suffer declining flows in Asia Pacific

42    The benefits of blending
Although many Asian investors are unconvinced by smart beta, the market is evolving and pension funds in Asia are starting to blend different factors

46    Islamic Asset Management AI unveils its fourth annual survey of sharia funds globally and we talk to industry players in the Middle East and Asean

54    QDII back from the dead
The quota scheme is set to surge, although authorities are not ready to let managers sell overseas funds to Chinese investors

58    MRF: Ready, set, launch! Our webcast hears how fund managers in Hong Kong and China are about to dive into the brave new world of marketing products across the border

64    Alternative Q&A: Christina Gaw, managing principal, head of capital markets, Gaw Capital

66    News: Vanguard breaks ground with RQFII quota, GSAM enters retail in Singapore, China liberalises interbank bond market, BlackRock’s Zhu sees China turning point

68    Bookend
Between Debt and The Devil: Money, Credit and Fixing Global Finance by Adair Turner