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.
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.
Asset managers are braced for a rise in the number of regulatory inspections and tighter rules around fund sales and insider trading in Japan.
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.
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.
China Life Pension has implemented new software for handling portfolio valuation and accounting, as it looks to develop its asset-management business.
Saying superannuation funds want more international exposure, Challenger buys a stake in an Asian boutique and is targeting other deals.
The high-growth, low-debt headlines for Asian countries can’t sustain the coming strains on inadequate pension systems.
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Korea’s $311 billion National Pension Service will expand its manager outsourcing programmes in other asset classes.
Hong Kong’s pensions regulator suggests money could be withdrawn for terminal illnesses, paving the way for future changes to the system.
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.
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 ...
Pensions are raising allocations to alternatives, with investments in Asia accounting for a fast-growing proportion of assets, says a Towers Watson survey.
Samsung Life Insurance’s Woo Jaer-yong warns that too many people are relying on real estate to see them through their retirement years.
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.
The state institution that manages Indonesian civil servants’ retirement funds will boost its allocation to stocks to make up for expected lower returns from fixed-income ...