On the move
04 Eastspring names Japan CEO, creates HK intermediary job; Threadneedle opens office in Seoul; OMGI hires Asian equity trio
06 Regulatory Analysis
Singapore seeks CPF reboot
07 Regulatory Roundup
BIS warning on EM funds; Singapore to simplify retail bond purchases
08 Data Centre
Hong Kong and Singapore are tipped to grow in importance as jurisdictions for incorporation, surpassing BVI and Cayman.
10 AI300 survey
Our survey of Asia’s leading asset owners finds increased appetite for allocating overseas and into alternatives.
16 Q&A: John Pearce, CIO of UniSuper
18 HKMA seeks new head of direct investment; MAS mulls family office framework
20 Is Vietnam ready for private banking?
VPBank Securities aims to create the country’s first onshore private bank, but faces hurdles if it is to succeed.
22 Q&A: Donna Cotter, Asia head of wealth management, Manulife
24 Cerulli flags distribution trends; private banks ‘losing identity’
26 Liquidity lost
Investors must learn to cope with the disappearance of market-makers in fixed income
30 Demand underpins depth of emerging-market debt
34 Portfolio managers hedging yen exposure
36 BNPP IP plans China wholly-owned entity,
eyes Japan overhaul; Taiwan’s tough line reflects regional trend
38 Private players strive to cross the divide
China’s private equity and venture capital managers plan to launch mutual fund firms, but the move will test them.
40 Q&A: Sanjay Gujral, L Capital Asia
42 Warburg Pincus hires Eddie Huang; Nomura AM agrees China JV; KKR hires Indonesia team
45 PE managers under pressure to outsource
Private equity firms have typically done their own fund administration, but that may be changing.
48 Roundtable: Hedge fund allocators and advisers discuss developments around the Fed and China.
54 Operations manager: Murray Steel, Asia COO of Man Group
56 SGX touts China hub credentials; family office concept gains traction in India
58 Chinese asset owners talk global diversification
Insurers are hesitant to venture overseas due to inexperience and fear of failure, but appetite for alternatives is on the rise, heard AsianInvestor’s China Investment Forum last month.
Indonesia Etc: Exploring the improbable nation. By Elisabeth Pisani