Korea

By Jame DiBiasio | 2 days ago
With major fixed income exposure that it must retain until 2016, Korea’s largest life insurer is concerned about potential interest rate hikes, says the head of asset ...
By Yvonne Chan | 1 April 2014
After a slow start, Korean onshore hedge fund industry AUM could double to $5 billion by 2015, as domestic pensions and other institutions allocate to the asset class.
By Leigh Powell | 25 March 2014
The US house has hired to replace a 13-year veteran who opted to leave the firm. The incoming Korea head will be tasked with driving business growth when he joins in June.
By Jame DiBiasio | 18 March 2014
The introduction of licences for independent financial advisers is likely this summer, but will it get Koreans investing in equity funds again?
By Jame DiBiasio | 12 March 2014
Fund Online Korea’s debut is meant to support smaller, independent asset managers. How will CEO Cha Moon-hyun deal with the project’s contradictions?
By Dr Insup Lee , Joe Marsh | 11 March 2014
Choo Heung-Sik has made the jump from head of reserve management at the Bank of Korea to overseeing investments at the country's sovereign wealth fund.
By Dr Insup Lee | 7 March 2014
The Public Officials Benefit Association is seeking a global fund-of-hedge-funds manager to run a customised portfolio.
By Dr Insup Lee | 4 March 2014
The pension service will be seeking a new chairman and CIO. Local media has cited poor performance as to blame for the exits, and pointed to an industry need to raise global ...
By The Editors | 28 February 2014
We are accepting nominations for our third annual Korea Awards for investment management and service providers to the buy side.
By Leigh Powell | 18 February 2014
The proposed free trade agreement between Korea and Australia is seen as vital if the Asia Region Funds Passport is to succeed. Digital delivery is a major part of passport ...
By Dr Insup Lee | 10 February 2014
Korea’s $72 billion state wealth fund is to set up a 20-strong unit to feed macroeconomic and industrial analysis into its allocation process. It has started a reshuffle ...
By Yvonne Chan | 24 January 2014
Distressed and illiquid assets specialist SC Lowy will likely gain a portfolio of South Korean non-performing loans by acquiring Shinmin from a troubled construction firm.
By Georgina Lee | 20 January 2014
Market participants argue that the proposed Asia Region Funds Passport scheme will help boost penetration of funds automation in Korea and elsewhere in Asia.
By Suzy Waite | 14 January 2014
The Dutch fund house has brought in Mercer’s Korea head of investment advisory to oversee its Seoul operations amid plans to add staff in Hong Kong and Singapore.
By Dr Insup Lee | 10 January 2014
The former CIO of Korea’s National Pension Service says it must add portfolio managers to hit growth targets, but may find hiring tough after moving its fund management ...
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