But as asset owners outsource their swelling portfolios more in the coming years, they will drive harder bargains with external fund managers, says consultancy Spence Johnson.
Asia-Pacific pension assets expanded slightly last year amid an overall global decline, with China ranking first by five-year growth in dollar terms, finds Willis Towers Watson.
The Canadian insurer wants to build on its mainland life insurance and funds JVs by entering the pensions market. It is also looking at putting a wealth management branch in ...
The deputy director-general of the securities and futures bureau at Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission discusses the challenges of introducing pension fund member choice.
Forced to offload their most liquid assets of late, oil-based state funds have increased their portfolio risk, according to a report. Meanwhile, more SWFs are in the pipeline.
We have identified the five most crucial challenges facing the asset management industry. Today we outline number two.
Pension funds in the region recognise that investing more in alternatives has implications for their governance models, so they intend to make changes on that front.
Pauline Vamos, one of Australia's leading advocates on pensions issues, is moving on and will consider both domestic and overseas roles when she departs at the end of June.
As Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Scheme Authority releases its 15-year performance review ahead of reforms due this year, the city's funds industry still sees issues to be ...
Defined-benefit schemes must boost returns to meet their liabilities, and they plan to do so by strengthening their investment and risk management resources.
The country's labour and finance ministries are fighting over control of the introduction of corporate pension funds.
The $100 trillion in pension assets must reach at least $500 trillion in the next decade, but the industry is highly complacent on the issue, says Josef Pilger, co-author of a ...
Towers Watson's Peter Ryan-Kane provides some solutions to the funds industry's failure to meet long-term objectives, as a poll shows how little investment professionals think ...
Assuring a big chunk of Japan's huge retirement funds will be invested in domestic equities is unhealthy, says Jo McBride, publisher of the Japan Pensions Industry Database.
The Australian firm’s purchase of a stake in China Life Pension Company highlights the growing allure of China’s retirement segment, said industry expert Stuart ...
The country’s superannuation funds have not tended to be big investors in hedge funds, but the likes of HostPlus and Rest Super are looking to increase their allocations.
The new partnership between Mizuho Financial and Partners Group comes as Abenomics spurs Japanese pensions to seek higher-yielding products, such as alternative investments.
We republish Jame DiBiasio's award-winning feature on Korea's National Pension Service.
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.
And Asian wealth as a whole is over-concentrated in property and bank deposits, finds a Manulife survey.