The turmoil of the credit crisis has accelerated since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September, affecting institutional investors and the asset management industry in unforeseen ways. AsianInvestor is organising a one-day conference û titled Fund Management in Flux: Finding the Path Forward for Asian Asset Management û to focus on industry solutions to these unprecedented challenges.

Investors, fund management executives and consultants will discuss and debate the shape of the industry in Asia-Pacific in 2009, and what steps need to be taken to get ôback to businessö.

The seminar will be held at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel in Hong Kong on Wednesday, December 3, from 9.30 to 15:00. The programme will put a spotlight on issues including:

-Diversification when there are no æsafe harboursÆ
-Challenges to the traditional funds industry: ETFs, structured products
-Does alpha/beta separation still make sense, post-crisis?
-Fee structures: are investors getting what theyÆve paid for? How are both traditional and alternative asset managers restructuring fees?
-Are the regionÆs regulators up to the challenge; which jurisdictions have gained or lost credibility?

Naomi Denning, head of investment consulting for Watson Wyatt in Asia-Pacific, will deliver a presentation, while the remainder of the sessions will be topical, lively panels (no powerpoints allowed!). The contents will be featured in the next edition of AsianInvestor magazine.

We encourage you to register now, have your say, and become part of the solution to these challenges as the industry gears up for 2009. The event is open to general registration for HK$1,900 ($245) per person, including materials, continental breakfast, lunch and tea/coffee breaks. We also welcome nominations for panelists.

For more information, please contact Christopher Petersen, at [email protected], or on +852 3175 1961.