FEATURES (Published Date :12/9/2011)

GREATER CHINA

By Maya Ando
Category :China
With consumerism rampant in China, the country’s appetite not only for commodities and raw materials, but for mainstream luxury goods as well, has shown remarkable growth, to the point that the Mainland is now the second largest market in the world.

PENSIONS

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Taiwan,Global,Europe,U.S.A.
Tsay Feng-Ching, vice-chairman of Taiwan’s Public Service Pension Fund, expressed his views about prospects for the fund’s near- and long-term growth in view of global uncertainty

QUINTESSENCE LUNCHEON SERIES

By Weilyn Loo
Category :Asia,Malaysia
Asia Asset Management, in conjunction with BNP Paribas Securities Services, held the second in a regional series of six Quintessence CEO Roundtable events at the Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur on November 22

RMB QFII

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong
It would appear that the long-awaited RMB qualified foreign institutional investors (RQFII) scheme is on the verge of coming to market in Hong Kong.
By Sandra Lu and Desmond An
Category :China,Hong Kong
On August 25, 2011, China Security Regulatory Commission (the “CSRC”) promulgated the revised Measures for Asset Management Services to Specific Clients by Fund Management Companies (the “Revised Measures”)

2011 REVIEW

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Global
As Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme completed its tenth anniversary, calls were made for a comprehensive review.

PARABLE

By Tim Hamlett
Category :Asia,Global
There were in the Cities of the Plain men called bankers, who led Godly and sober lives accepting deposits from the Citizens and making loans from the resulting cash pile.

CEO INTERVIEW

By Weilyn Loo
Category :Middle East,Global,Asia-Pacific
With many of the global economy’s big picture problems still to be resolved, investor sentiment, as evidenced by the current ebb and flow of funds, would seem to be more risk averse than risk-on

SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUND

By Paul Mackintosh
Category :Asia,China,Korea,Malaysia,Singapore,Europe,Asia-Pacific
Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) continue to attract worldwide attention, not just for their size, but also because they are one of the most conspicuous platforms for the exercise of the growing institutional wealth of the emerging markets of Asia and the Middle East.

PRIVATE EQUITY

By Maya Ando
Category :Japan
Japan’s private equity (PE) funds are fast emerging as the favoured alternative resource for corporate financing, particularly mid-cap entities within the Japanese market.
By Paul Mackintosh
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong
With so much of the global financial system in turmoil, Asia-Pacific at least is host to one of the few brighter spots.

OUTLOOK

By William R Thomson
Category :Europe,U.S.A.,United Kingdom
It was Yogi Berra, the great New York Yankees manager, famous for his malapropisms who once said: “It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future!”

COMMENTARY

By V G Kulkarni
Category :India,Asia,Japan,Korea,Europe,U.S.A.,United Kingdom
All that it took a was simple court order from a little known local judge. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had kept his shock troops in readiness.

ROAD WARRIOR

Category :China,Hong Kong,Japan,Europe
Asia Asset Management introduces a new column this month – Road Warrior – which offers readers the thoughts and views of chief executives of asset management firms as they embark on their travels abroad.

INSIGHT

By James Swanson*
Category :Europe,U.S.A.
As we near 2012, we see three main themes

STRATEGY

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Asia-Pacific
Despite the fact that indexing for developed Asian countries has not been as advanced as sophisticated global markets, it is possible that this shortcoming could be redressed in terms of risk and return with the “evolution of indexing”

MARKETWATCH

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,China,Asia-Pacific
Selected CIOs from leading asset management firms operating throughout the globe give their views in regard to where the various markets are headed.

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