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This Month
04    On the move
        M&G not planning to replace Hendry; Pioneer targets Asia acceleration; Thai SSO promotes CIO from within; BNY Mellon looks for Asia CEO; England joins State Street for AM sales; Lam appointed wealth head at Manulife

08    Regulatory Roundup
        Is HK importing A-share volatility?         
        Managers debate whether Hong Kong’s stock market has become beholden to the immaturities of trading mainland China

10    Data Centre: Questioning QE    
        Consensus seems to be the Fed was right to keep rates on hold. But there is evidence to suggest quantitative easing is not supportive of the economy and is, in fact, deflationary

12    Asset Owners
        AI 300 survey
        We dispel 10 things that you thought you knew about Asian institutions, but didn’t

18    China Global Investment Forum: Panellists agree to disagree on the best ways to gain exposure to international securities

22    Korea Institutional Investment Forum: NPS seeks help from external managers, while asset owners debate outsourcing and alternatives

26    Future Fund doubles cash position; China Life to issue mandates; Teachers’ Pension ramps up risk; Ontario Teachers plants flag, India institutional opportunity on the rise

28    Distributors
        Scaleable progress
        Japan’s decision to join the ARFP passport scheme was overshadowed by Singapore’s decision to withdraw from it

30    Q&A: Jaye Chiu, head of investment, EFG Asset Management (HK)

32    BEA Union ties up with Tianhong; Deutsche AWM lures Citi team head; Aberdeen breaks ground with WFOE; Repkow launches wealth platform

34    Fund Managers
        Nextgen private equity
        We identify a new breed of general managers who are finding fresh ways to bring value to companies

40    Multi-asset investing
        Setting a strategic allocation years ahead is challenged in an environment of low returns and market uncertainty

44    No-man’s land  
        A period of permanent gloom seems to have descended over commodity hedge fund managers

48    ‘Learn to love Taiwan’
        Foreign players have new rules to contend with if they want to market locally

50    Q&A: Adam Wheeler, head of Asia Pacific private credit, Babson Capital Management

56    Korea Awards: Photos from AsianInvestor’s fifth annual asset management awards ceremony in Seoul

58    China Universal brand-builds in Europe; CLSA strategist lambasts BOJ governor; MRF scheme for London; SFC urged to lower ETF approval times; Principal eyes WFOE; E Fund wins QFLP permit

60    Bookend
        Troublemakers: The Most Dangerous Trade: How short sellers uncover fraud, keep markets honest, and make and lose billions
By Richard Teitelbaum