QDII. MRF. ARFP. The list of acronyms that condense the multitude of market developments in Asia’s asset and investment management industry is ever growing. In collaboration with China Merchants Bank (CMB), Asset Benchmark Research surveyed 149 asset managers, institutional investors and other market participants in the summer of 2016 about their plans to seize opportunities that arise from the integration of Asia’s capital markets. This report presents the findings of this pan-Asian research and outlines the implications for service providers in the region, particularly custodian banks.