Korea

By Dr Insup Lee | 3 days ago
The state institution's $65 billion savings bureau is to expand its exposure into fixed income arbitrage and structured credit, as part of a move to create a pool of hedge fund ...
By Dr Insup Lee | 6 days ago
The $435 billion state pension fund expects to double its AUM by end-2021, with a third of the total earmarked for overseas assets (mostly equities), up from a quarter currently.
By Dr Insup Lee | 17 May 2016
Korea's sovereign wealth fund will partner domestic asset managers and securities firms to invest at least $2 billion in foreign infrastructure, as part of a plan to boost the ...
By Dr Insup Lee | 9 May 2016
The $5.2 billion Government Employees Pension Service will hand out $100 million in global private equity secondaries mandates as part of a plan to raise its alternatives exposure.
By Toby Yiu | 3 May 2016
Newly proposed rules – due to take effect later this year – are set to help Korean insurers increase their overseas and alternatives exposure with a view to ...
By Joe Marsh , Bernadette Tio | 29 April 2016
Yesterday’s signing of the memorandum of cooperation for the Asia Region Funds Passport has sparked calls for jurisdictions to address the unequal tax treatment of ...
By Joe Marsh | 28 April 2016
Australia, Japan, Korea and New Zealand today signed the Asia Region Fund Passport’s memorandum of cooperation, which will come into effect on June 30.
By Dr Insup Lee | 26 April 2016
Korea's $91 billion sovereign wealth fund has reportedly found a new CIO, after hiring a COO last week, amid an overhaul by its new CEO. It is still seeking a chief risk officer.
By Dr Insup Lee | 14 April 2016
The $5.2 billion state retirement fund is boosting its alternatives and overseas exposure, adopting a longer-term investment approach and using more active foreign equity managers.
By Dr Insup Lee | 11 April 2016
The fast-growing $22.5 billion Korean Teachers' Credit Union posted strong returns last year as it minimised exposure to stocks and added alternative assets. That trend is ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 1 April 2016
Korean asset managers are being nudged towards setting up shop in emerging Asia – witness a recent CEO delegation to Vietnam – but they first need to make changes ...
By The Editors | 21 March 2016
AsianInvestor is pleased to announce its 2016 Korea Awards, recognising fund managers operating onshore and those providing the best solutions to Korean institutions.
By Dr Insup Lee | 8 March 2016
The $427 billion pension fund has named a new head of domestic equities amid changes under its new leadership, following underperformance against a range of overseas peers. ...
By Dr Insup Lee | 22 February 2016
The new head of Korea Investment Corporation is moving to implement reforms at the $90 billion sovereign wealth fund after his predecessor violated internal guidelines.
By Joe Marsh , Dr Insup Lee | 16 February 2016
The National Pension Service has named the former chief of a local asset manager as investment head, after a spat between the $430 billion state fund’s previous CEO and CIO.
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What's in this issue

Asset owner interviews with GPIF and KWAP
Assessing China's onshore bond market
AI's Taiwan investment forum
How investment managers are deploying surplus cash