Korea

By Toby Yiu | 23 November 2016
As Korea's flagship pension fund further builds alternative exposure, it is trying to make decision-making more efficient. Some observers question the planned structure,
By Toby Yiu | 7 November 2016
Traditional asset managers are competing with alternative specialists to gain new mandates as regional institutions add more of the asset classes to their product mix.
By Richard Newell | 3 November 2016
The country's biggest asset owners will raise their allocations to infrastructure and property, reflecting a rising regional trend. Fund firms such as BlackRock are responding ...
By Toby Yiu | 19 October 2016
The two Korean managers are planning to set up onshore wholly-owned entities, which are seen as important vehicles for foreigners to win domestic China mandates amid deregulation.
By Joe Marsh | 6 October 2016
The Korean venture capital firm aims to final-close at the end of this year, as it taps foreign investors for the first time for what would be its biggest fundraise.
By Richard Newell | 29 August 2016
EY has analysed the tax treatment of domestic funds versus foreign products that may be marketed under the Asia Region Funds Passport, to see what progress needs to be made.
By Richard Morrow | 24 August 2016
The pension fund will gradually reduce its fixed income allocation in favour of alternative assets until 2021, says head of investment strategy Richard Park Chunsuk.
By Alison Tudor-Ackroyd | 23 August 2016
The hire of Lee Sanghoon as Korea head is a clear signal of intent that private equity group TPG plans to come back to that market with a vengeance.
By Richard Newell | 8 August 2016
The AI300 survey, revealed in full in AsianInvestor's July issue, saw marked changes among the lowest 100 organisations, with new Korean entrants and Australian super funds on ...
By The Editors | 12 July 2016
Delegates gathered in Seoul on June 23 for AsianInvestor's 10th Korea Institutional Investment Forum.
By Richard Morrow | 12 July 2016
Korea's pensions and insurers are keen to raise their alternatives and overseas exposure, but lack capabilities in those areas. How are investment heads in Seoul addressing ...
By Dr Insup Lee | 12 July 2016
Korea's flagship state retirement fund has chosen the two asset managers to run a fund-of-hedge-funds mandate of up to $1 billion, which is expected to rise to $2 billion over ...
By The Editors | 7 July 2016
AsianInvestor's sixth annual Korea Awards dinner took place at the Conrad hotel in Seoul on June 23. We present a gallery of photos from the event.
By Co-published | 30 June 2016
Jang Dong-hun, CIO of Korea’s Public Officials Benefit Association, discusses how and why he is ramping up alternative and overseas exposure, along with passive equity ...
By Dr Insup Lee | 30 June 2016
However, despite its large international exposure, the $430 billion state pension fund says it will not take drastic action following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
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