The Bureau of Labor Funds has invited bids for $2.4 billion in domestic mandates, while the Public Service Pension Fund has handed $600 million to three foreign asset managers.
The world's largest pension fund is conducting due diligence on environmental, social and governance indices and plans to expand its team by 10%, said president Norihiro Takahashi.
The history of investors trying to make co-investments with private equity firms or even go it alone is strewn with casualties.
Conflicts of interest and strains are seen to be growing as more asset owners in Asia eye co-investments and direct deals. Regulators are watching the situation closely.
After nine years at Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme, the winner of AsianInvestor’s 2016 lifetime achievement award is seeking a new challenge.
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.
Asian institutions look set to continue their love affair with overseas property, but the coming year may test their resolve in light of lofty valuations and growing uncertainty.
With Sino-US tensions mounting over Donald Trump's plans for trade protectionism, among other things, mainland institutions are seen to be eyeing foreign assets outside America.
The country’s asset owners aim to increase their foreign exposure this year. In particular they are looking to buy US equity and investment-grade debt on price dips, say ...
The main focus in early 2017 will be on the US, but may soon shift to concerns about Europe. Meanwhile, portfolio strategies are still being driven by ultra-low yields and high ...
Huang Chao-hsi will step down from the $106 billion state pension fund on January 16; his successor has not been announced yet.
Some argue that hedge funds will benefit both from the support of US president-elect Donald Trump and increased volatility. But many institutions are reluctant to invest in them.
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 ...
The pension fund assigned a $50 million allocation into the alternatives asset class in December, and appointed three companies to operate it.
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 ...