China's insurance regulator has issued additional guidelines around private equity investment by insurers, as they build exposure to the asset class, both as GPs and LPs.
South Korea’s biggest retirement fund is reportedly set to see yet another senior executive depart, amid criticism of appointments he had made.
Big sovereign investors in Asia are seen to be increasing the size and seniority of their overseas staff so they can seal deals quicker as Western funds take their own action.
Beijing's regulatory crackdown on aggressive selling and investment practices is expected to lead to industry consolidation.
The Taiwan pension fund is not planning to use currency derivatives to counter US dollar volatility, despite some of its board advisers suggesting it should do so.
China's sovereign wealth fund is accelerating its overseas drive into private equity, property and infrastructure after recording a return of 6.22% last year.
Only three asset owners have signed up to the country's stewardship code. More must do so, including National Pension Service, the biggest state fund.
The likes of Geps, KIC and Hyundai Insurance are looking to further raise their allocations to private markets, but seem less keen on hedge funds.
If the US president were to resign or be impeached, the consequent impact on his planned tax cuts is seen a major risk for equity portfolios.
The country's smaller superannuation funds are under pressure to merge to gain critical mass, but doing so is no easy process.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is building its in-house teams and is focusing more on core PE manager relationships, but it sees potentially lower returns in the asset class.
The Bank for International Settlements' chief economist has characterised the situation in certain countries as a "financial boom gone wrong". AsianInvestor gauged experts' response.
The $21 billion fund thinks local-currency emerging market bonds can overcome US rate hike pressures and wants its overseas allocation cap to be lifted to 40% from 30%.
Political risks continue to fuel Asian aversion to eurozone bonds, especially on the periphery, but some interest is returning. These investors should be wary of possible ECB tapering.
The state fund is seeking four managers to run its first segregated mandates for private debt as it further expands its large alternatives portfolio, said CIO Jang Dong-hun.
China's central bank has clarified operational details of the market access scheme, through which Standard Chartered expects strong early trading in July.
Asset managers broadly agree with the Chinese state pension fund that passive and smart-beta investing will become mainstream for A-shares, with sovereign entities leading the way.
The region's investors are eager to take on more risk, but they are too focused on cash to achieve their return targets, finds a new global survey by Legg Mason.
CIOs of Korean institutions are moving to build private debt allocations as they struggle to justify adding to large property and private equity portfolios.
Institutional investors from Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand say they do not plan to boost their mainland exposure, as another MSCI decision on A-shares looms.