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By Yvonne Chan | 27 January 2014
The new partnership between Mizuho Financial and Partners Group comes as Abenomics spurs Japanese pensions to seek higher-yielding products, such as alternative investments.
By Jame DiBiasio | 29 November 2013
We republish Jame DiBiasio's award-winning feature on Korea's National Pension Service.
By Joe Marsh | 21 November 2013
The consultancy’s global pensions practice head notes the rising quality of Asian alternatives managers and their rise as sources of financing, among other things.
By Min Ho | 18 April 2013
And Asian wealth as a whole is over-concentrated in property and bank deposits, finds a Manulife survey.
By Joe Marsh | 5 February 2013
With the yen expected to cease its inexorable rise, retirement plans in Japan may finally look abroad for yield. That will please foreign fund houses.
By Joe Marsh | 18 October 2012
Asset managers are braced for a rise in the number of regulatory inspections and tighter rules around fund sales and insider trading in Japan.
By Leanne Wang | 13 July 2012
East Asians must take more responsibility for their pension needs, as government- and employer-backed systems struggle to provide sufficient retirement income, finds a new study.
By Joe Marsh | 12 July 2012
Some of the region's biggest social-security and pension funds convened in Sydney this week to discuss topics such as overseas investing and annuity provision.
By Georgina Lee | 11 July 2012
China Life Pension has implemented new software for handling portfolio valuation and accounting, as it looks to develop its asset-management business.
By Leigh Powell | 17 May 2012
Saying superannuation funds want more international exposure, Challenger buys a stake in an Asian boutique and is targeting other deals.
By Jame DiBiasio | 31 January 2012
The high-growth, low-debt headlines for Asian countries can’t sustain the coming strains on inadequate pension systems.
By Joe Marsh | 27 January 2012
The new hires will oversee the administrative arm of the country’s forthcoming voluntary private retirement scheme.
By Joe Marsh | 26 January 2012
Managers can now apply for licences to provide products under Malaysia’s proposed private retirement scheme. The Securities Commission answers AsianInvestor's questions ...
By Jame DiBiasio | 18 January 2012
Korea’s $311 billion National Pension Service will expand its manager outsourcing programmes in other asset classes.
By Jame DiBiasio | 4 January 2012
Hong Kong’s pensions regulator suggests money could be withdrawn for terminal illnesses, paving the way for future changes to the system.
By Joe Marsh | 29 July 2011
There’s potentially $500 billion-plus of such assets for foreign fund managers to tap, but doing so won’t be easy, says the Japan Pensions Industry Database blog.
By Jame DiBiasio | 22 July 2011
Korea’s self-regulatory organisation believes mutual funds need to be put on a long-term footing, which means more access to tuition savings and pension money, says MD ...
By Yvonne Chan | 12 July 2011
Pensions are raising allocations to alternatives, with investments in Asia accounting for a fast-growing proportion of assets, says a Towers Watson survey.
By Dr Insup Lee | 3 June 2011
Samsung Life Insurance’s Woo Jaer-yong warns that too many people are relying on real estate to see them through their retirement years.
By Dr Insup Lee | 8 March 2011
Despite a bright outlook for Korean equities, it might take the expansion of corporate pensions to return assets to pre-crisis levels, says SEI’s Thae Khwarg.
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