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Public pension funds in the US and Canada are increasingly looking to establish relationships in Asia that can assist them with finding higher-yielding investments.
Institutional investors from Korea to New Zealand are exploring opportunities in private debt, which offers higher yields than its public equivalent.
Senior executives at China's asset owners will likely rotate their jobs this year, something that may not be good news for fund managers seeking their mandates.
With the outlook shifting on US interest rates and inflation, Asian asset owners should be diversifying their portfolios, say experts. Asian bonds are one option, but caution is advised.
The region’s pension funds are accumulating assets fast, but struggling to make returns. They should allocate more towards smaller companies.