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  1. A look at Asian asset management in charts

     

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  1. AMP Capital taps strategic partners for targeted growth in Asia

    trueIn a region where big financial conglomerates control distribution and — directly or through affiliates — the vast bulk of managed assets, Sydney-based AMP Capital has made strategic partnerships with such financial powerhouses the building blocks of its growth strategy.

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  2. Coming investment boom not just for Asian managers

    trueLocal money managers in Asia will benefit as Asian investors come to account for an ever-larger slice of the global wealth pie, but big U.S. and European players could be poised to gain even more.

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  3. Cathay seeks to build global name through Conning buy

    trueChina's big insurance companies have begun window shopping for potential overseas asset management acquisitions, bankers and industry analysts say, since regulators opened the door two years ago for insurers to invest a fraction of their general accounts offshore.

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  4. Harvest Global CEO: Chinese managers must use “window of opportunity” to set stage for long-term growth

    truePeng Wah Choy, the vice chairman and CEO of Hong Kong-based Harvest Global Investments Ltd., has high hopes that his parent company, Beijing-based Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd., will emerge from the rapid ongoing opening of China’s capital markets as one of the local Chinese managers best ...

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  5. Value Partners looking to link up with AMG to gain entry to U.S.

    trueValue Partners Group Ltd., an independent, Hong Kong-listed money management firm that established an extensive footprint in Greater China in recent years, is looking to plant its flag next in the U.S.

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  6. UBS taps HSBC veteran as head of Asia-Pacific institutional distribution

    trueJulie Koo will join UBS Global Asset Management in Hong Kong as the firm’s regional head of institutional distribution, Asia-Pacific, on April 13, said an internal note from the firm obtained by Pensions & Investments.

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  7. Shanghai stocks plunge 7.7% as regulators move to rein in margin trading

    trueShanghai’s high-flying stock market plunged 7.7% Monday after regulators moved to rein in a wave of margin buying that helped fuel a more than 60% surge by the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index during the second half of 2014.

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  8. Ontario Teachers snags CIC exec to manage private capital efforts in Asia

    trueOlivia Ouyang joined Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in Hong Kong as director of the C$140.8 billion (US$117.9 billion) plan’s private capital efforts.

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  9. IACPM: Credit default concerns improve, but overall view still pessimistic

    trueCredit portfolio managers remain pessimistic on credit defaults over the next 12 months, but they are mixed about credit spreads over the next three months, said a quarterly survey from the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers.

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  10. Taiwan's BLF seeks global equity, credit managers to run $4.35 billion

    trueTaiwan's Bureau of Labor Funds is searching for global equity index and global credit managers to run a total of approximately $4.35 billion.

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  11. Foreign investors trim holdings of Chinese A-shares

    trueOffshore investors have been the odd man out in China's domestic “A-shares” equity market for the past month or two, trimming their holdings as local retail investors were jumping in with both feet.

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  12. KKR, backed by GIC, launches real estate-focused financial company in India

    trueKKR announced it had launched a non-banking financial company in Mumbai to provide financing for property developers, backed by an investment from Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC.

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  13. Be aware of your assumptions

    trueSince 2009, investors and markets have been highly sensitive to risk — and markets have offered high risk premiums. As these risks have gradually diminished, all asset classes have benefited. Equities have risen, bonds have rallied and, generally speaking, long-only investors have benefited. ...

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