AsianInvestor hosted the 2nd Women in Asset Management Forum on May 19 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong.

The forum kicked off with a presentation by research house Morningstar, which revealed that while female representation at Asia fund houses is still poor, women fare much better in the region than their US counterparts.

Then a panel of fund executives discussed the elevation of corporate performance through female talent. The panel included contributions from State Street Global Advisors' Asia head Ting Li, who it was revealed late last week has resigned.

Forum participants heard a presentation from Charlene Low, Asia executive director at indices provider MSCI, before moving onto a panel discussion on women in alternative investments moderated by the CAIA Association's Asia MD Jo Murphy.

Finally the forum concluded with lunch, the centrepiece of which was an interview between Alexa Lam, former deputy CEO of Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission, and Alison Tudor-Ackroyd, editor of our sister publication FinanceAsia. During the interview Lam called for the reinvention of Hong Kong.

To see our gallery of photos from the event, please click here.