On the move
04 Eastspring hires Michele Bang; Threadneedle opens in Malaysia; new Asia wealth head at Morgan Stanley
08 Regulatory Analysis
Asia passport plans spark domicile debate
09 Regulatory Roundup
Sunshine fund rules; HK PE licensing
12 Data Centre
North America has overtaken Asia Pacific and Europe as the wealthiest region. But Asia is tipped to reclaim its crown in 2017.
16 Managers feel the sovereign squeeze
Sovereign wealth funds are growing increasingly rigorous and specific in their demands.
18 Q&A: Neil Petroff, CIO at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
20 More sovereign wealth funds planned in Asia; NZ Super to award more active mandates
24 Private banks debate education needs amid the search for yield
AsianInvestor hosted five private bankers to discuss gatekeepers, alternatives, compensation and regulation.
28 Unlocking the samurai mindset: wealth management in Japan
30 JP Morgan wins China licence; Citi aiming to add partners on China platform
36 Interest in Europe reviving among value investors
With US institutions piling into European equities, Asian peers have started to make enquiries. But fund flows are yet to materialise.
40 Smaller ETF players feeling the pinch
46 Beijing reintroduces treasury bond futures
50 London, Singapore get QFII quota; Nikko AM buys Treasury Asia AM
53 View from the top: Julian Liu, Yuanta Securities Investment Trust
56 Building up portfolios in Asian real estate: Investor executives discuss how a post-crisis rebound in Asian property has created new opportunities and bubbles.
62 Service providers widening their offerings
66 Who’s supporting smaller hedge funds?
68 Q&A: Masahiro Koshiba, United Managers Japan
70 All-Stars, SPQ join list of hedge launches; tapering talk at Salt Singapore
72 Pulse returns to Asian trading
We present the results of our annual survey of buy-side equity traders.
83 Operations manager: Puneet Rakheja, Estee Advisors
84 Buy-side, sell-side create e-trading template; State Street AIS to open in Shanghai
85 Trader talk: James Newson, Henderson Global Investors
86 Events: Asia’s independent research summit
The lack of a regulatory push and difficulty of pricing research is hampering best execution, the forum hears. Asia is also imperilled by Abenomics and a looming credit crisis in China.
88 Big Data: A revolution that will transform how we live, work and think, by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier
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