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  1. Baring Private Equity Asia closes sixth fund at $4 billion, 60% higher than Fund V

    trueBaring Private Equity Asia closed its Baring Asia Private Equity Fund VI at about $4 billion, a record amount for the Hong Kong-based firm and up 60% from the prior fund it closed in 2011.

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  1. CEO of Shanghai joint venture between Haitong Securities and BNP Paribas departs

    trueTian Rencan, the CEO of Shanghai-based HFT Investment Management Co., left the firm to pursue other opportunities.

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  2. Greenwoods finds value in China's alphabet soup of market listings

    trueGreenwoods Asset Management’s decisive move into China’s A-shares market last year accounted for half of the 30% gain racked up by the Shanghai-based firm’s flagship US$1.4 billion long/short fund in 2014, said Joseph Zeng, a Greenwoods partner and head of the firm’s Hong Kong office.

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  3. China Life hirings seen as launch of global manager opportunities

    trueA group of global investment managers has garnered the first flurry of mandates from China's largest life insurer since regulators opened the door for offshore investments three years ago.

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  4. China Life Insurance taps offshore managers for multiasset-class, global equity allocations

    trueChina Life Insurance Co., Beijing, hired Goldman Sachs Asset Management, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Neuberger Berman Group, Schroder Investment Management and State Street Global Advisors to manage multiasset-class allocations.

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  5. Singapore's GIC awarded RQFII license

    trueThe China Securities Regulatory Commission announced Thursday that it awarded a renminbi qualified institutional investor license to Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Ltd.

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  6. Why now is the time for Asian private equity

    trueInvestor interest in Asia, particularly in Asian private equity, appears to have waned in recent years, with many developed markets globally trading at or around all-time market highs while various Asia-Pacific markets continue to languish.

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  7. China money managers feel brain drain

    trueChina's fund management companies are struggling to retain investment talent just as a growing cadre of offshore asset owners could be mulling first-time allocations to the country's capital markets.

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  8. 4 institutional PIMCO executives to leave firm

    trueFour institutional business executives have left or are set to leave PIMCO in the coming months, sources said.

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  9. BlackRock appoints 2 to Asian equities, U.S. ETF businesses

    trueChristopher Hall was named managing director and a senior portfolio manager on the Asia fundamental equities team at BlackRock, while Martin Small was named managing director and head of BlackRock’s exchange-traded fund business in the U.S.

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  10. A look at Asian asset management in charts

     

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  11. Nikko's Shibata: Goal of becoming global asset manager in sight

    trueA number of industry observers see Tokyo-based Nikko Asset Management as the region's leading example of a firm making big strides in moving beyond its home market in recent years.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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