Malaysia

By The Editors | 15 December 2016
We continue to reveal why AsianInvestor's Institutional Excellence Awards were handed out this year. Today: the winners in the market categories of Southeast Asia and Taiwan.
By Bernadette Tio | 1 December 2016
The $161 billion Malaysian state pension fund is reviewing its strategic asset allocation and is likely to raise exposure to private markets. Separately, it will cut the number ...
By Bernadette Tio | 5 October 2016
Life insurance firms in the Asean region are considering how to prepare for stricter capital rules over the coming two years, which are set to make certain investments more costly.
By Bernadette Tio | 22 September 2016
In the first of a two-part article, AsianInvestor outlines how Southeast Asian insurers are finding it ever harder to cover their liabilities, amid low bond yields and looming ...
By Bernadette Tio | 5 September 2016
Senior executives at the Canadian insurer’s Malaysian and Philippine units explain how risk capital charges will further exacerbate the investment challenges they face.
By Bernadette Tio | 19 August 2016
Lombard Odier has struck a new partnership with the Philippines' UnionBank and it is now eyeing other markets in Southeast Asia, says the firm's Asia head of private banking.
By Richard Newell | 16 August 2016
After only a week, a quarter of the sharia-compliant part of the $160 billion state pension fund has been taken up by members. But the institution is unlikely to run all of its ...
By Richard Newell | 27 July 2016
The Malaysian $30 billion state pension plans to make all its portfolios 100% sharia-compliant and may reduce its performance target in light of prevailing low yields.
By Richard Newell | 22 June 2016
The segregated asset pool, set to launch next year, will initially be managed in-house, but the state pension may seek external managers and expand its size down the line.
By The Editors | 10 June 2016
UOB Asset Management delivered outstanding returns for one of Malaysia's largest government institutions amid tricky conditions and despite the equity mandate being long-only.
By Richard Newell | 13 May 2016
The Malaysian state pension is in a period of transition. Having had its global investment ambitions curtailed, the fund is overhauling its manager selection processes, its CEO ...
By Richard Newell | 10 May 2016
1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal has raised investors' concerns and left Malaysia with what one fund manager describes as "astronomic reputational risk", among other problems.
By Richard Newell | 28 April 2016
The deputy CEO of Malaysia's Employees Provident Fund describes the $161 billion pension plan's allocation approach and how it uses external asset managers and consultants.
By Bernadette Tio | 22 April 2016
Kee Kin Onn resigned last week after 12 years with the Malaysian group, reflecting the trend for senior private bankers to strike out on their own. He told AsianInvestor about ...
By Richard Newell | 20 April 2016
Big institutional investors in Malaysia are seen favouring more alternatives exposure over public-market assets, leading some local fund managers to increase their focus on ...
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