The global market for green bonds has expanded rapidly, however the involvement of the private sector in emerging markets remains limited, and this has curbed funding for climate-smart developments, according to Amundi.
Stuck between a need for yield and concerns about risk, institutional investors are recognising the benefits of a Smart Beta approach, according to Amundi.
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The newly combined asset manager has filled the post in Shanghai by poaching from a rival created by another big recent merger.
The fund is joining the list of Asian asset owners looking to reduce their reliance on the Barclays Global Aggregate index. AsianInvestor spoke to HKHS's head of treasury.
The US asset manager has appointed a former Mercer executive to the newly created role.
The strong performance of emerging markets, especially China and India, has led to a pick-up in interest, say industry experts. But don't expect a fully fledged comeback just yet.
Japan's huge state pension fund is expected to issue new smart-beta mandates later this year, as part of its evolving global asset allocation.
The Chinese insurer has turned more cautious on overseas investments, but is fast raising its Hong Kong equity exposure, as its assets continue to swell.
China's Asia-to-Europe infrastructure initiative has seen little involvement by asset owners. Better inducements may be necessary, including stronger downside risk protection.
The appointment is the latest change in a shake-up of the British insurer's Asia investment team.