Who are the most influential people in asset management in Asia? The May edition of AsianInvestor magazine, out this week, reveals our editorial team's list of 25 people - and reasons why we picked them.

Not only is the list of interest in itself, but each entry tells a piece of the industry's story. Put together, it offers a new way of understanding trends in money management, from Tokyo to Dubai.

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The list of AsianInvestor's 25 most influential people in asset management is as follows:

ZARINAH ANWAR KENJI ARIMURA
Securities Commission, Malaysia Kampo Life Insurance
CHEAH CHENG-HYE SEAN CHEN
Value Partners Financial Supervisory Commission, Taiwan
DAI XIANGLONG NAOMI DENNING
National Council, Social Security Fund, China Watson Wyatt
PETER DOUGLAS FAN YONGHONG
GFIA ChinaAMC
VIKRANT GUGNANI DAISUKE HAMAGUCHI
Reliance Capital Pension Fund Association, Japan
NORIO KANIE LOU JIWEI
Toyota Motor China Investment Corporation
ZIAD MAKKAWI NG KOK-SONG
Algebra Capital Government Investment Corporation, Singapore
PARK HAE-CHOON PARK HYEON-JOO
National Pension Service, Korea MiraeAsset
CHRIS RYAN PAUL SMITH
Fidelity International Asia Alternative Asset Partners
UK SINHA MARK TALBOT
UTI Asset Management Barclays Global Investors
TSAI HONGTU JACOB TSANG
Cathay Financial Holdings Jockey Club
UM TAE-JONG ERIC XU
Samsung Investments Persistent Edge
HUGH YOUNG
Aberdeen Asset Management Asia