This month
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.
 
Asset Owners
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
 
Distributors
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
 
Fund Managers
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

Alternative Investments
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
 
Asset Services
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.
 
Bookend
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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