Aims and objectives

ASIF was formed with the aims to promote the interests of the finance and investment community of Asia and Oceania, and to assist the development of finance and investment professionals through the interchange of ideas and provision of means to facilitate industry communication among the community. Its specific objectives are embodied in the Federation’s Constitution.

History and developments

November 1979

In November 1979, representatives from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and an observer from Chinese Taipei met in Hong Kong and resolved to establish the Asian Securities Analysts Council (ASAC) as an international co-operative organisation for securities analysts in Asia and Oceania.

Reflecting the rapid growth of securities markets in Asia and Oceania since the ASAC’s establishment in 1979 with four Full members (societies from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea), seven other organisations subsequently joined, namely societies from Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.

October 1995

At the 17th Annual General Meeting of the ASAC in Auckland, New Zealand, in October 1995, the eleven member societies of ASAC formally agreed to transform the organisation into Asian Securities Analysts Federation Incorporated (ASAF).

30 November 1996

At a Special General Meeting held on 26 January 2001, the Securities Analysts Association of China was admitted as a member.

26 January 2001

At the Annual General Meeting held on 30 November 1996, the Association of Securities Analysts of the Philippines was admitted as a member.

27 October 2002

At the Annual General Meeting held on 27 October 2002, Investment Industry Development Association of Iran (now Iranian Institutional Investors Association) was admitted as a member.

25 October 2008

At the Annual General Meeting held on 25 October 2008, the Constitution was amended and the name of the Federation was changed to Asian Securities and Investments Federation (ASIF). At the same AGM, expulsion of Indonesian Association of Investment Managers was approved.

12 June 2009

In January 2009, CFA Singapore submitted the resignation as full member of the Federation. At the Special General Meeting held on 12 June 2009, Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) from Malaysia was approved as a full member.

January 2011

In January 2011, SIDC submitted the resignation as full member of the Federation. At the AGM held October 2011 in Hong Kong, IIIA Iran was expelled as a full member due to the lost contact for the past two years.At the same AGM, RIIAM Malaysia’s membership was suspended due to the non- payment of the membership fee for the past two years.

20 October 2014

At the AGM held on 20 October 2014 SRTC, Vietnam were admitted as a full member.

ASIF Members

Chris Whitehead

Chris Whitehead

ASIF Chairman,
FINSIA Chief Executive Officer

FINSIA LOGO KERNED _ 18th June
Ruth Kung-square

Ruth Kung

ASIF Treasurer
HKSI Institute Chief Executive

Yasuhiro Maehara

Dr. Yasuhiro Maehara

ASIF Deputy Chairman,
SAAJ Senior Advisor

Paiboon Nalinthurangkurn-square

Paiboon Nalinthurangkurn

ASIF Executive Committee Member
IAA Chairman

KAA Chairman

Kwha Hyun Hur

ASIF Member
KAA Chairman

林丙輝理事長(SAACT Chairman)

Mr. Lin Bing-Huei

ASIF Member
SAA CT Chairman