The region’s pension funds are accumulating assets fast, but struggling to make returns. They should allocate more towards smaller companies.
Jang Dong-hun, chief investment officer for the Korean pension fund, is looking for further investment diversification in 2018.
Asia's asset owners are only slowly engaging with environmental, social and governance topics. They need to accelerate doing so to help the world avoid climate calamity.
Increasingly asset owners could allocate using factor investing in fixed income, as a replacement for hedge funds, in local markets and even in combination with ESG.
As interest in smart beta strategies rises in the region, more asset owners are eyeing multi-factor approaches and layering factors with ESG strategies.
Institutional investors across Asia are increasingly investing into private debt. Two types gaining some appeal are securitisations and trade finance.