Korea

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.
By Joe Marsh , Dr Insup Lee | 27 May 2016
Korea’s biggest retirement fund is building a hedge fund portfolio, and other pensions in the country are making similar moves, amid a wider backlash against such strategies.
By Dr Insup Lee | 23 May 2016
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 | 20 May 2016
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.
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