Other Asean instos could follow after Malaysia's second-largest pension fund, which already has ESG rules for equities and fixed income investing, signed up to UN-backed RI principles.
The rating agency is appealing against sanctions imposed by the Hong Kong regulator for a negative report on Chinese companies. If the decision is upheld, price discovery will suffer.
For our last two Year of the Rooster questions, we asked whether investors would cut return targets and Donald Trump would dismantle Dodd-Frank. Read on to find out how our predictions went.
Foreign asset owners are still underinvested in Chinese assets, say experts, but that is set to change—albeit slowly—as A-shares' weighting rises in MSCI's indices.
AsianInvestor's look back on our market predictions of a year ago moves to MSCI. Did we see its decision to bring A-shares into its emerging market indices coming?
Technology advances have raised the stakes in the fight against cyber attack. State investment funds see cybersecurity as a key priority in their long-term business strategies.
AsianInvestor asked market experts their views about smart beta products and gave our opinion on whether it would hit the mainstream. Find out whether we were right.
The rise of exchange-traded funds led AsianInvestor to ask experts whether there would be any problems among these vehicles. They offered some interesting insights.
February's global stock market correction offers institutional investors a chance to discover which funds truly offer outsized levels of value and which offer better downside protection.
AsianInvestor found three varying asset classes to offer the most investing opportunity during early 2017. How well did they do? Read more to find out.
A few green shoots of innovation are emerging among the region's pension funds, as regulation and the rush into alternatives and overseas markets prompt a rethink.
AsianInvestor looks back at our Year of the Rooster predictions made in early 2017. Today, why didn't any countries follow the UK’s decision to leave the European Union?
Central bank heads could be replaced in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan in the coming three months. Whether the incumbents stay or not, all four face important policy challenges.
AsianInvestor reviews our forecasts at the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. Today, did we get the Bank of Japan's focus on its 10-year bond yield target right?
The delegated investment business of consultants sits awkwardly with their advisory business, say some investment industry experts.
Latest Global Pension Assets Study by Willis Towers Watson also shows alternatives now account for a fifth of total allocations in the search for higher returns.
In AsianInvestor's second revisit of last year's Year of the Rooster predictions, we look at how much the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates.
AsianInvestor will assess our market predictions made in January 2017. In the first one, we begin with our question on the election of Donald Trump to the US presidency.
Korean investors are increasing their allocations across private debt, investing into riskier tranches in the hunt for greater returns. This contrasts greatly with their Japanese peers.
The changing landscape in the $6 trillion sovereign wealth fund segment has big implications for global asset allocation, including a potential shift back into bonds, finds new research.