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This month
On the move

04    Management changes at BlackRock; Neuberger Berman starts Asia retail buildout
08    Regulatory Analysis
        China seeing opportunities in Fatca concept
09    Regulatory Roundup
        Luxembourg signs Fatca agreement; more India rule changes on foreign investment
12    Data Centre
        What are the opportunities for fund managers in Asia’s life insurance sector?

Asset Owners
14    Breaking China’s pensions logjam
        A new tax break for enterprise annuities might help broaden take-up of corporate pensions.
16    Q&A: Chao Weitzu, CIO of CTBC Life
18    Highlights from AsianInvestor’s Japan institutional forum
20    Taiwan penions to treble alts exposure; GIC wins more QFII quota

Distributors
22    Japan’s Nisa a work in progress
        There is promise for the new tax-free savings scheme, but it faces structural challenges.
24    Goldman names Southeast Asia wealth head; HSBC Private Bank names regional chief

Fund Managers
26    Alarm bells ring over impending EM crisis
        Some are warning that fund houses’ stockpiling of emerging market debt is a major potential source of risk.
32    The 25 most influential women in asset management
46    QDII2 scheme unveiled; Amundi buys Malaysian business; Philippines, Thailand join ARFP consultation

Alternative Investments
48    Rousing Asia’s sleeping giant
        China’s hedge fund industry needs to overcome foreign investor concerns about mainland managers.
50    Q&A: Ahmad Al-Hamad, Asiya Investments
52    Japan’s private equity revival is on hold.
54    Winton sees regional chairman depart; Paul Capital winds down in Asia

Asset Services
56    Does size matter?
        Risk managers at fund houses debate whether their firms or products are potential sources of systemic risk.
58    Operations manager: Gil Orski, Aberdeen Asset Management
59    Greenwich Associates beefs up team; EM turmoil seen stalling broker expansion
59    Trader talk: Shane Neal, Matthews Asia
60    Bookend
        Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, by Michael Lewis