For the second consecutive year, AsianInvestor set out to list the top 10 people moves in the region’s asset management industry over the past 12 months.

We ranked them based, in no particular order, on seniority, size of business, market impact, growth plans, and whether it represents a new initiative or trend.

To view last year’s top 10, please click here.

For the 2011 version we came up with a shortlist of 25 leading contenders (listed below in alphabetical order), although to make the final cut they had to have started their new role this year.

Always a challenging and subjective process, it offers a snapshot of the year’s key trends: the growing appeal of Asia as a driver of business growth; the rise of Asian fixed income; and renewed focus on retail and private banking amid erosion of margins in institutional business.

In our decision-making we tended to favour those who were hired with a mandate to build out a business. We encourage you to send your feedback to [email protected].

AsianInvestor’s final top 10 list for 2011 was printed in our December edition. To view it via our e-magazine, now available on our homepage, please click here.

The top 25 contenders
Mark Burgess, Future Fund (formerly at Treasury Group)

Augustus Cheh, Janus International (AllianceBernstein)

Choi Chong-suk, Korea Investment Corporation (adviser to Hana Bank)

Chua Boon-lee, Central Provident Fund (Citi)

Rajeev de Mello, Schroders (Western Asset Management)

Vincent Duhamel, Lombard Odier (Sail Advisors)

Ayaz Ebrahim, Amundi (HSBC Asset Management)

Tony Edwards, Robeco (Neuberger Berman)

Claude Haberer, Pictet (BNP Paribas Wealth Management)

Alan Harden, BNY Mellon Asset Management (ING Investment Management)

Neil Hounslow, JP Morgan (Credit Suisse)

Carl Huttenlocher, Myriad Asset Management (Highbridge Capital Management)

Ashley Jarvis, Morgan Stanley (UBS)

Li Keping, China Investment Corporation (NCSSF)

Joel Kim, BlackRock (ING Investment Management)

Mark Konyn, unattached (RCM)

Bruno Lee, HSBC (set to join Fidelity)

Colin Lunn, UBS Global Asset Management (HSBC Securities Services)

Mark McCombe, BlackRock (HSBC)

Kaven Leung, set to join Julius Baer (Goldman Sachs)

Nilesh Shah, Axis Bank (ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund)

Andrew Swan, BlackRock (JP Morgan Asset Management)

Morgan Sze, Azentus Capital (Goldman Sachs)

Mark Talbot, Fidelity Worldwide Investments (retired, Barclays Global Investors)

Tan Chong-lee, Temasek (Bank of America-Merrill Lynch)