Korea

By Richard Morrow | 13 January 2017
Big Chinese insurers such as Anbang and Ping An are making strides into property. Korea's Poba is doing the same, and fund managers hope more smaller asset owners will follow suit.
By Dr Insup Lee | 5 January 2017
Cho Jaemin returns to Korea's KB Asset Management with ambitious plans, as the firm considers putting offices in Singapore and the US to offset slow growth at home.
By Richard Morrow | 5 January 2017
The arrest of the CEO of Korea's National Pension Service amid allegations of corruption offers another example of why the fund should be freed from political meddling and ...
By Richard Morrow | 4 January 2017
The pension fund assigned a $50 million allocation into the alternatives asset class in December, and appointed three companies to operate it.
By Dr Insup Lee , Richard Morrow | 4 January 2017
The Korean pension fund picked the former investment head of Allianz's local business out of 28 applicants to run its asset allocations, and hired six firms to manage its ...
By The Editors | 14 December 2016
The Korean national pension fund was named the leading asset owner in its home market and also won our prize for investment capabilities. We outline its impressive progress.
By Toby Yiu | 23 November 2016
As Korea's flagship pension fund further builds alternative exposure, it is trying to make decision-making more efficient. Some observers question the planned structure,
By Toby Yiu | 7 November 2016
Traditional asset managers are competing with alternative specialists to gain new mandates as regional institutions add more of the asset classes to their product mix.
By Richard Newell | 3 November 2016
The country's biggest asset owners will raise their allocations to infrastructure and property, reflecting a rising regional trend. Fund firms such as BlackRock are responding ...
By Toby Yiu | 19 October 2016
The two Korean managers are planning to set up onshore wholly-owned entities, which are seen as important vehicles for foreigners to win domestic China mandates amid deregulation.
By Joe Marsh | 6 October 2016
The Korean venture capital firm aims to final-close at the end of this year, as it taps foreign investors for the first time for what would be its biggest fundraise.
By Richard Newell | 29 August 2016
EY has analysed the tax treatment of domestic funds versus foreign products that may be marketed under the Asia Region Funds Passport, to see what progress needs to be made.
By Richard Morrow | 24 August 2016
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 | 23 August 2016
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 ...
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