Here we present the stories from our daily newsletter that attracted the most attention in June, with number one the recipient of the most hits. Not included in the list below are the roundups of people news we publish every week.

1. SSGA eyes Korea subsidiary amid Asia expansion drive

The US funds giant made senior hires in Hong Kong and Singapore and is about to appoint a new Korea head. But it has also seen staff turnover in the region.

2. Fullerton names new bond, equity and multi-asset heads

The Singaporean fund house has created a co-head structure for its multi-asset team and made three new appointments in an investment reshuffle.

3. MSCI A-share inclusion only “symbolic” after concessions  

Far fewer Chinese stocks than planned will be initially included in MSCI's emerging markets indexes. Some suggest the firm may have felt compelled to relax certain criteria.

4. Investment consulting firms squeezed by tough markets

Investment consultants admit that it's hard to make money in Asia. How are Cambridge Associates, Mercer and Willis Towers Watson responding to the challenge?

5. MSCI’s A-share verdict: investors react

As index provider MSCI confirms it will add Chinese stocks to its influential emerging-markets benchmarks, experts across the region give their thoughts. 

6. Capital Group hires Asia institutional head

The $1.5 trillion US fund house has poached a sales veteran from Hong Kong rival Income Partners, as it sharpens its focus on different client segments.

7. MetLife IM seeks HK licence, eyes Asia buildout

The asset management arm of US insurer MetLife is planning sales hires in a drive to multiply the AUM it sources from Asian clients, says chief investment officer Steve Goulart.

8. BNP Paribas AM hires Asia head of institutional sales

The newly rebranded fund house has brought in an industry veteran to cover asset owners, as rivals move to beef up their own sales teams in the region.

9. Risks outweigh benefits of Chinese asset managers

Willis Towers Watson's Asia investment research head is wary of using Chinese fund houses for obtaining mainland exposure, but some asset owners disagree.

10. Amundi’s Asia CIO exits after EM team restructure

Anthony Ho, who was also Hong Kong deputy CEO, has moved on, as the French fund house says it has created an integrated emerging equity group.