Korea

By Joe Marsh , Bernadette Tio | 2 days ago
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 | 3 days ago
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 | 5 days ago
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.
By Dr Insup Lee | 5 February 2016
The institution's $65 billion savings bureau has issued RFPs to run an expected $240 million of international equity portfolios, as it builds its offshore allocation.
By Leigh Powell | 26 January 2016
Fund managers question the likely effectiveness of a raft of recent measures from authorities designed to drive domestic investment.
By Dr Insup Lee | 20 January 2016
Former World Bank executive Eun Sung-Soo is the new chairman and CEO at Korea Investment Corporation, after 'Hank' Ahn Hong-chul quit amid reports of improper conduct.
By Leigh Powell | 19 January 2016
The $60 billion institution aims to have 20% of its portfolio in overseas assets within the next four years as it builds its alternatives and equities allocations.
By The Editors | 15 January 2016
We are now accepting nominations for our fifth annual Korea Investment Management Awards. Here we outline a few changes, the criteria and the timeline.
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April 2016 Magazine
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Exclusive interview with Malaysia's EPF
Thailand's top fund selectors
China removes hurdles for inbound investment
Japan's pension funds face their fears