The Asset Management Industry in Asia: Dynamics of Growth, Structure, and Performance
New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business; New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance
Elif Sisli Ciamarra
Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 1-77, February 2007
We examine the industrial organization and institutional development of the asset management industry in Asian developing economies - specifically in China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Thailand. We focus on the size and growth of the buy-side of the respective financial markets, asset allocation, the regulatory environment, and the state of internationalization of the fund management industry in its key components - mutual funds, pension funds, and asset management for high net worth individuals. We link the evolution of professional asset management in these environments to the development of the respective capital markets and to the evolution of corporate governance. We find that the fund management industry occupies a very small niche in domestic financial systems that are dominated by banks. At the same time, we find that its growth has been very rapid in the early 2000s and we suggest that this is likely to persist as the demand for professional management of financial wealth in the region develops and as the pension fund sectors of the respective economies are liberalized to allow larger portions of assets to be invested in collective investment schemes.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 77Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 19, 2006
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