Japan Post Bank, a relative newcomer to alternatives investing, aims to up its current $7 billion allocation by almost 10 times its current level to help deliver higher returns.
Around 200 mainland firms have won approval to run asset management businesses in Hong Kong in the past year. But concerns have been raised about the inflow of such players.
The US firm is the latest private-asset manager to put a branch in Seoul as local asset owners build positions in offshore alternatives, notably via niche fixed-income mandates.
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.
Helvetic Investments and Swiss Asia are launching cryptocurrency funds, at a time when bitcoin mania is reaching frenzied levels.
Private equity faces lower expected returns, along with worries over weak managers and debt over-supply—but still the money is set to flow in, finds a new report.
Even given the prospect of a 20-year wait for a step-up, investors are ready to take the credit risk in one Hong Kong-listed leasing company. It reflects strong appetite for yield.
The Hong Kong firm is about to launch its first strategy against a backdrop of improved global hedge fund returns, after a torrid few years for the industry.
The property investor’s Singapore-based co-head of global real estate securities has left the US firm, which is understood to be moving its Asia team to a new location in the Lion City.
The $3 billion Hong Kong-based hedge fund manager is understood to be making a push to increase its equity capabilities as it poaches EIP's CIO.
Investors in the region are increasingly seeking out securitisations in an effort to gain more yield on their debt investments. In some cases this is causing the risks of these assets to rise.
Lee Dong-ik, a former CIO of Korea’s sovereign wealth fund, discussed his new role at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the challenges facing the development institution.
Asset owners are reluctant to fund Greenfield infrastructure projects, which will comprise most of China's Belt and Road initiative. But there are some measures to persuade them.
China's Belt and Road initiative will require vast sums of capital, and some is likely to need to come from institutional investors. But they are leery of taking on Greenfield project risks.
The CEO of Polaris argues artificial intelligence will replace human advisers in financial planning, breaking from the consensus view that a hybrid model will prevail.
The Hong Kong-based insurer's CIO said the company is considering outsourcing infrastructure investing, and it is open to Asian greenfield projects.
Institutional investors across Asia are increasingly investing into private debt. Two types gaining some appeal are securitisations and trade finance.
Private debt investments have gained traction with an increasing array of institutional investors in the region. They are attracted by diversification and decent returns.
Asian institutional investors are increasingly lapping up new CLO issuances in the US, the largest market for such leveraged loans, according to a private debt manager.
Japan-focused private equity is enjoying a boom in both deal value and fundraising, but higher prices being paid for assets will put pressure on future returns.