AsianInvestor asked Simona Paravani of HSBC Global Asset Management and Northern Trust's Bert Rebelo for their outlook on multi-manager investments in 2010.
The territory is the first Asian market to receive the multi-manager product, but it may not prove as popular in the region as it has in the UK.
Post-crisis, there is greater pressure on managers of fund managers in Asia to justify their fees and provide more information about the funds they choose.
James Hughes will relocate from London to take up the regional post, replacing Nerida Law who left in July. He also retains his role as global head of multimanager business development.
The multi-manager team is on a growth streak now that it is a separate line of business from HSBC Investments.