South Korea's biggest pension fund is moving in the right direction but deep ties to segments of the capital market make independent monitoring a challenge, say experts.
Even though US share valuations are stretched and Asian stock markets are on a roll, Asian institutions are still reluctant to stop overweighting Wall Street in favour of Asia.
Indian commercial banks and Chinese insurance companies were among the best-represented organisations within the mid 100 organisations in this year's AI300.
Investors are concerned by the high valuations and increasing risk in equities, but are keeping their allocations due to a lack of alternatives and more upside potential, say experts.
Having majority stakes in Chinese fund management joint ventures should give overseas firms more certainty in setting remuneration levels and bringing in talent.
High Asian corporate debt issuance in leading to growing interest in fixed income ETFs, an expert said at the Inside ETFs Asia conference.