Korea

By Oliver Jones | 18 February 2015
An attractive credit spread on commercial property is expected to continue luring institutional investors as they seek quality core assets for long-term growth.
By Leigh Powell | 11 February 2015
The firm's asset management arm is in Hong Kong to launch a HK dollar ETF tracking the HSI Futures Index and an ETF corresponding to the HSI Futures RMB Foreign exchange ETF.
By Dr Insup Lee | 9 February 2015
South Korea’s central bank has decided on the new chief investment officer for its $360 billion in foreign reserves. Lee Dong-Min will replace Eugene Kim in early March.
By Dr Insup Lee | 4 February 2015
In an attempt to improve the performance of its property investments, Korea's public pension fund the Military Mutual Aid Association has appointed two chief investment ...
Permira's Asia chair to step down; StanChart recruits ex-SumiTrust executive; Manulife AM names Asia fixed-income CIO; Morningstar hires in sales; Loomis Sayles boosts EM team; ...
By The Editors | 16 January 2015
We are accepting nominations for our fourth annual Korea awards for investment management. We have made changes this year to consolidate the process.
By Oliver Jones | 15 January 2015
The asset manager is set to launch a liquid fund-of-hedge-fund product in Korea. Sources say Singapore is next, with Hong Kong and Taiwan also on the list of target markets.
By Oliver Jones | 19 December 2014
Long considered one of Asia’s more difficult markets for private equity firms, Korea has seen a series of big deals this year that bode well for its future as an ...
By Dr Insup Lee | 15 December 2014
The fund is mulling Hong Kong or Singapore for an Asian investment office next year. It outlines its five-year plan, saying it will improve global investing, risk management ...
Samsung Group in reshuffle, Generali hires AM Asia chief, BNPP IP opens Shanghai office, Generali Real Estate adds Asia CEO, AMP Capital adds in infrastructure, Liquidnet ...
By Toby Yiu | 3 December 2014
Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management, the first fund house to win RQFII quota in Korea, plans to launch a trio of products next month and to build a China bond-rating capability.
By Dr Insup Lee | 2 December 2014
The Korean firm has pledged to bring more global and alternative solutions to local investors after its acquisition of $20 billion Woori Asset Management was finalised yesterday.
By Joe Marsh | 5 November 2014
The fund house continues its drive to expand in Seoul, with a newly minted tie-up with Samsung Asset Management and Samsung Securities and a new addition to its sales team.
By Toby Yiu | 3 November 2014
After the first Korean fund house received an RQFII licence in late October, a raft of others are tipped to be on the way. Meanwhile, more French and Singaporean institutions ...
By Dr Insup Lee | 10 October 2014
Korea’s National Pension Service aims to raise its investment staff by almost half within the next year to meet return targets. It is focusing on global equities and ...
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Launch of mutual recognition
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Outsourcing from Chinese institutions
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Asian equity outperformance
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Penetration of private banks
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