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This Month

 

04 On the move
BlackRock loses Ning Jing; BNY Mellon IM adds senior execs; Camerlynck succeeds Edgar
at BNP Paribas Investment Partners
08 Regulatory Roundup
China hands licences to foreign banks; HK proposes change in treatment of rich investors; Cayman finalises Fatca agreement
10 Data Centre
Tracking Asia’s home bias

Asset Owners
12 A slow boat from China
Mainland life insurers have little incentive to rush into overseas assets right now, but their interest is gradually rising.
14 Q&A: Wan Kamaruzaman, chief executive of KWAP
16 GIC, GPIF, Temasek talk allocation; Khazanah opening new offices

Distributors
22 Malaysian banks seek foreign flavour
The country’s domestic wealth management industry is slowly internationlising.
24 AIA to replace managers; StanChart launches funds platform in China

Fund Managers
26 China’s funds industry finds its saviour
Mainland fund houses are launching units with a broader investment scope. They may become key revenue generators.
28 From Seoul to Doha: A roundtable of Korean fund managers hosted by Qatar Financial Centre Authority
34 Major changes at AMP; HK fund MoUs set to bear fruit

Alternative Investments
38 Asia’s 25 most influential people in private equity
Who are the key players driving the region’s PE industry to new heights?
46 Q&A: Derek Sulger, managing director of Lunar Capital
48 KKR raises $6bn fund; Barker exits Ballingal; EM, commodity hedge funds out of favour

Asset Services
50 Collateral damage
Buy-side firms do not seem keen on the idea of collateralmanagement outsourcing.
52 Operations manager profile: Jake Lim of UOB Asset Management
54 HSBC offering brokerdealer outsourcing; clearer KYC rules sought in India
55 Trader talk: Lee Bray of JP Morgan Asset Management

Events
56 Korean investors seek risk
Institutional investors in Korea are boosting long-term risk exposure, according to asset owners at AsianInvestor’s summit in Seoul.

58 Bookend
China Airborne by James Fallows

In this issue
59 ETF report: Beyond a bear market
Exchange-traded funds in Asia face structural challenges. AsianInvestor explores how the region’s ETF market can take the next step.