Korea

By Richard Morrow | 4 days ago
The pension fund will gradually reduce its fixed income allocation in favour of alternative assets until 2021, says head of investment strategy Richard Park Chunsuk.
By Alison Tudor-Ackroyd | 5 days ago
The hire of Lee Sanghoon as Korea head is a clear signal of intent that private equity group TPG plans to come back to that market with a vengeance.
By Richard Newell | 8 August 2016
The AI300 survey, revealed in full in AsianInvestor's July issue, saw marked changes among the lowest 100 organisations, with new Korean entrants and Australian super funds on ...
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 ...
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China's reward for willing investors
AI 300 - The annual asset owner survey
Robo advice tipped to fail
Korea's top investors recognised