Korea

By The Editors | 16 January 2015
We are accepting nominations for our fourth annual Korea awards for investment management. We have made changes this year to consolidate the process.
By Oliver Jones | 15 January 2015
The asset manager is set to launch a liquid fund-of-hedge-fund product in Korea. Sources say Singapore is next, with Hong Kong and Taiwan also on the list of target markets.
By Oliver Jones | 19 December 2014
Long considered one of Asia’s more difficult markets for private equity firms, Korea has seen a series of big deals this year that bode well for its future as an ...
By Dr Insup Lee | 15 December 2014
The fund is mulling Hong Kong or Singapore for an Asian investment office next year. It outlines its five-year plan, saying it will improve global investing, risk management ...
Samsung Group in reshuffle, Generali hires AM Asia chief, BNPP IP opens Shanghai office, Generali Real Estate adds Asia CEO, AMP Capital adds in infrastructure, Liquidnet ...
By Toby Yiu | 3 December 2014
Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management, the first fund house to win RQFII quota in Korea, plans to launch a trio of products next month and to build a China bond-rating capability.
By Dr Insup Lee | 2 December 2014
The Korean firm has pledged to bring more global and alternative solutions to local investors after its acquisition of $20 billion Woori Asset Management was finalised yesterday.
By Joe Marsh | 5 November 2014
The fund house continues its drive to expand in Seoul, with a newly minted tie-up with Samsung Asset Management and Samsung Securities and a new addition to its sales team.
By Toby Yiu | 3 November 2014
After the first Korean fund house received an RQFII licence in late October, a raft of others are tipped to be on the way. Meanwhile, more French and Singaporean institutions ...
By Dr Insup Lee | 10 October 2014
Korea’s National Pension Service aims to raise its investment staff by almost half within the next year to meet return targets. It is focusing on global equities and ...
By Dr Insup Lee | 6 October 2014
Its $65 billion savings bureau has issued an RFP seeking large and experienced global firms to manage a global tactical asset allocation mandate.
By Leigh Powell , Toby Yiu | 15 September 2014
A public pension fund and two Asian sovereign wealth funds outline different approaches to third-party asset managers, but all rely on them for private markets.
By Leigh Powell | 1 September 2014
Park Min Ho, chief investment officer, Teachers’ Pension.
By Min Ho | 28 August 2014
The UK fund house has continued its regional buildout by hiring a senior executive from Samsung Asset Management to head the branch, with a focus on institutional clients.
By Jame DiBiasio | 25 August 2014
Traditional private equity investors in the country are growing more reluctant to invest in the asset class, says Kim Soomin of Japan’s Unison Capital, which in June ...
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