Leading chief operating officers and heads of operations from Asia's top asset management companies gather at the American Club in Hong Kong.

The COO Forum, a new event for AsianInvestor, put the focus on key issues for COOs, and heard from key COOs on the challenges of navigating Asia's operating environment.

There was also lively discussion on regulation, technology and the human side of the industry, from staff retention to maintaining optimal performance. One issue that sparked much debate was the question of how to balance human performance with automation.

We present a gallery of photographs from the event.