ASIFMA’s Asset Management Group (AAMG) was launched
officially in February 2014 to be the voice of the asset management industry in
Its mission is to promote the development of liquid,
efficient and open capital markets in Asia, creating a competitive industry
within the region, and facilitating cross-border business expansion and
efficient intermediation of investors.
With fair market access, cross-border business expansion
and achieving efficiencies in the region being the key objectives, AAMG is an
advocate for the industry, shares information and provides a forum for the
exchange of ideas and development of best practices in the region.
works closely with its members, communicates constructively with policy makers
on regulatory issues, partners with existing associations locally and globally,
and encourages best practices and consistent market standards across the region.
AAMG is led by a Steering
Committee comprising of senior representatives from each member firm and its
elected Executive Committee members below.
Chair: Ajai Kaul, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific ex-Japan, AllianceBernstein
Vice-Chair: Lieven Debruyne, Chief Executive & Head of Intermediary, Asia Pacific, Schroders
Vice-Chair: Kirk West, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Principal Global Investors
Treasurer: Thomas W. Baxter, Managing Director and Associate Director, Global Equity Portfolio Management, Wellington Management
Member: Graham Turl, Managing Director & General Counsel, Asia Pacific, BlackRock
Eugenie Shen -Managing Director - Head of Asset Management Group