Taiwan's biggest insurance firm will cut its reliance on benchmark-driven mandates and focus on absolute-return strategies. It is seeking fund managers for mandates to this end.
Miles Geldard, managing director of fixed income and balanced funds at JF Asset Management in Hong Kong, has taken over running the firm's $160 million JF Asia Absolute Return Fund....
The unwinding of 'financial repression' is seen to be having a big impact on the portfolio risk. Private market investments in particular are presenting fresh challenges.
The likes of Dai-ichi Life and Nippon Life are expanding their overseas investment allocations and expertise, at a time when it is harder than ever for them to match assets to liabilities.
The public pension fund scheme is set to see its investment scope widened to include private and foreign markets, as asset managers are about to receive their first equity allocations.
The Swiss multi-family office is buying more Asian high yield and emerging-market debt despite concerns over a strong dollar, but it is wary of US equities.