The Asian insurer has transferred staff from Hong Kong to the new Singapore-based entity, which it established to improve the efficiency of investment operations across the group.
Myanmar's stock market is on the cusp of opening the door to foreigners. They could be forgiven for not rushing in, despite the new exchange's best efforts.
The unwinding of 'financial repression' is seen to be having a big impact on the portfolio risk. Private market investments in particular are presenting fresh challenges.
The likes of Dai-ichi Life and Nippon Life are expanding their overseas investment allocations and expertise, at a time when it is harder than ever for them to match assets to liabilities.
The public pension fund scheme is set to see its investment scope widened to include private and foreign markets, as asset managers are about to receive their first equity allocations.
The Swiss multi-family office is buying more Asian high yield and emerging-market debt despite concerns over a strong dollar, but it is wary of US equities.
Joseph Wang, chief investment officer of Taiwan's biggest insurer, outlines the firm's market outlook and where he sees opportunities in bonds, stocks and alternatives.
Some big institutions find index-based investment harder than they expect and should push asset managers to cut fees instead of trying do it themselves, says a State Street executive.
The Korean Teachers’ Credit Union plans to raise its foreign allocation by $750 million. Most of that will go into property via fund managers, and global equities are also set for more flows.
Global investable reserves are to swell $300 billion by 2020, most of which is likely to go into active fixed income and stock index strategies, finds research by State Street Global Advisors.
The embattled state pension fund is seeing a rising number of staff depart and finding it harder to replace them after moving its investment centre away from Seoul.
The manager of China’s National Social Security Fund is considering the move due to sub-par performances. And so are a few other asset owners in greater China.
Taiwan's biggest insurance firm will cut its reliance on benchmark-driven mandates and focus on absolute-return strategies. It is seeking fund managers for mandates to this end.
It makes sense for Chinese regulators to restrict domestic insurance firms' aggressive moves into risk assets. Doing so should reduce market volatility and boost bond liquidity.
The newly appointed chief investment strategist for official institutions at State Street Global Advisors sees the potential for Asian central banks to put as much as $1.5 trillion into stocks.
With the state fund's growth portfolio driving returns, CEO Adrian Orr says NZ Super will retain its focus on such assets, as it makes more investments in private equity and factor strategies.
Peter Costello says more restrictions on global trade would be bad for all investors and argues that the Australian sovereign wealth fund's return target should be revised down.
Huang Chao-hsi, who left Taiwan's Bureau of Labor Funds on January 13, wants to see its foreign allocation limits removed and more money available for hiring investment staff.
As many asset owners pull money out of hedge funds, the likes of Australia's Future Fund and Korea's National Pension Service are prepared to go against the trend.
The $21 billion Government Pension Fund continues to expand its private markets portfolio while looking to manage more global equity exposure in-house.