More than 100 people, including 86 fund selectors and 15 asset managers, participated in AsianInvestor's second annual Fund Selector Forum Asia in Hong Kong.
The event, held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on November 17, began with a panel discussion on what Chinese investors want, moderated by industry veteran Blair Pickerell. You can find AsianInvestor's report on the debate by clicking here.
Financial technology was the hot topic broached in the next group debate, with panellists discussing whether multi-family offices and/or external asset managers were the new disruptors, as reported.
Questions over the most effective distribution models for the current and future environment occupied the thoughts of panellists in a session before lunch, as reported.
After refreshments, the focus was on discretionary portfolio management and the challenges that distributors face, as reported.
The event concluded with a fireside chat with the semi-retired Pickerell, who made some candid observations based on his 30-year career in the industry.
To access our gallery of photos from the event, please click here.