FEATURES (Published Date :9/5/2014)

FAMILY OFFICES

By Maya Ando
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Japan,Global,Asia-Pacific
In terms of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), Asia has seen a rapid increase in the total asset size and population of this avidly-courted group. Most notable is the growing number of wealthy families in China, to which nearly 70% of the HNWI population growth in 2013 can be attributed

SPONSORED STATEMENT

Category :Asia,Singapore,Global
Praveen Jagwani, CFA, CEO, and Viral Bhuta, fixed income portfolio manager – both from UTI International (Singapore) Pte Ltd – tell Asia Asset Management why the Indian bond market is thriving
By Laurent Laclaverie
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
The self-service revolution has seen digitally empowered clients seize control, leaving all but the best firms to play catch-up

GREATER CHINA

By Derek Au
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong
Financial deregulation has gathered pace in China over the past few years, and the asset management industry is one key area which comes under the umbrella of such reforms
By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China
Despite China’s hedge fund, or so-called ‘sunshine fund’ segment, still being in its infancy compared to the country’s mutual fund industry, it has been taking shape due to an increasingly conducive market environment and favourable government policies

C-SUITE EXCLUSIVE

By Daniel Shane
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong,Global,U.S.A.
Joe Mansueto famously founded Morningstar from a pokey apartment in Chicago 30 years ago, from which it has grown into a global fund research and analysis giant. He speaks to Asia Asset Management about some of the biggest changes he has seen in the investment industry during that time, as well as the challenges that lie ahead
By Maya Ando
Category :Asia,Japan
Reviving the vitality of a national economy and recouping lost ground is not easy; but according to one senior asset manager, Japan is certainly moving in the right direction in its effort to prod society back to a status quo of stable growth

COMPLIANCE

By Derek Au
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global,Asia-Pacific
Following the global financial crisis (GFC) of 2008, authorities scrambled to establish tougher and more sophisticated regulations in a bid to strengthen financial systems worldwide

HIGH FREQUENCY TRADING

By Derek Au
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong,Japan,Global,U.S.A.
High-frequency trading (HFT) has once again found itself in the spotlight, following the release of Michael Lewis’s book Flash Boys in April. His take on high-speed trading technology is that it is predatory

FIXED INCOME

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
Interest rate revision by the US Federal Reserve is widely expected now that recovery is becoming more entrenched in the world’s largest economy

GSAM INSURANCE CIO ROUNDTABLE

By Daniel Shane and David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Hong Kong,Global
Chief investment officers (CIOs) and other senior executives from some of Asia-Pacific’s top insurance players gathered in Hong Kong in July for a roundtable, hosted by Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) and Asia Asset Management

INVESTMENT QUOTAS

By Hui Ching-hoo
Category :Asia,China,Hong Kong
Shanghai-HK Stock Connect unlikely to undermine existing schemes’ momentum

COMMODITIES

By Paul Mackintosh
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.
Investment in gold, silver, and other scarce industrial metals, such as platinum and palladium, is one of the most divisive themes of all

KOREA UPDATE

By Hank Morris
Category :Asia,Korea,Global
Korea’s domestic hedge funds have struggled to gain traction since they were first launched nearly three years ago. At present, their aggregate total assets are only 2.5 trillion won (US$2.4 billion), although they peaked at just over 3 trillion won earlier in the year, according to data provided by Towers Watson

INSIGHT

By Larry Cao*
Category :Asia,China,Global,U.S.A.
Uncontrolled subprime lending made it possible for millions of ill-qualified borrowers in the United States to live beyond their means and buy houses that they would not otherwise be able to afford

MPF INDICATORS

Category :Global
MPF INDICATORS

PRIVATE EQUITY PANORAMA

By Paul Mackintosh – Monday, August 25, 2014
Category :Asia,China,Global
Despite widespread comment on the downturn in fundraising for China-focussed vehicles in 2014, there is obviously still considerable appetite out there for the right kind of proposition
By Paul Mackintosh – Monday, September 1, 2014
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.,United Kingdom
Private equity firms are looking at fresh avenues for raising funds directly from retail investors, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that taps into the existing trend among some big-name private equity players

MARKETWATCH

By David Macfarlane
Category :Asia,Japan,Korea,Malaysia,Global,U.S.A.,United Kingdom
For this edition of Marketwatch, Edward Bonham Carter, vice chairman at Jupiter Asset Management; Russell Silberston, portfolio manager, reserve management, and strategy leader, Investec Asset Management

SEARCH DIRECTORY

Directory of Manager Appointments & Searches September 2014
China Enterprise Annuity (EA) focus

THE BIG PICTURE

By V G Kulkarni
Category :Asia,Global,U.S.A.,Africa
I stand before you as the president of the United States and a proud American. I also stand before you as the son of a man from Africa. The blood of Africa runs through our family

ROAD WARRIOR

By Keith Williamson*
Category :Global,U.S.A.,United Kingdom
Just what you want to see on your way to dinner in Mozambique: a police checkpoint. The cop motioned at us to roll down the windows

SEPTEMBER 2014 E-MAG

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