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By Cherie Marriott | 25 July 2014
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.
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.
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