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HONG KONG: 21 June 2012: Leaders in asset management gathered in Hong Kong today for the FT Business of Asset Management Summit to discuss new strategic opportunities in Asia and the challenges that must be overcome for the regionâ€™s potential to be realised.
The landmark inaugural Summit â€“ sub-titled â€śExecuting Investor Strategies in a Fast-Changing Marketplaceâ€ť â€“ was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong and featured keynote presentations and high-level panels involving CEOs and CIOs from the worldâ€™s top asset management companies and institutional investors discussing the factors affecting this rapidly evolving sector at a time of momentous change in the global economy.
The one-day summit, organised by the Financial Times, FTfm and Ignites Asia, was co-chaired by Henny Sender, the FTâ€™s Chief International Finance Correspondent, Pauline Skypala, Editor of FTfm, and Rita Raagas De Ramos, Managing Editor of Ignites Asia. Speakers included:
The Summit explored the impact of regulatory reforms that have followed the financial crisis on investment and the asset management industry. It also looked at the growth strategies of key institutional investors such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, and the new investment opportunities available to them. Major emerging markets such as China, where the asset management industry remains substantially under-developed, were also discussed.
BlackRock and HSBC Global Asset Management are platinum sponsors of the Summit, Eastspring Investments and Invesco are gold sponsors, and Aberdeen Asset Management is sponsor of the closing cocktail party.
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