The $126 billion state pension fund will hand out the new overseas-focused mandate in mid-November, amid rising volatility in global markets.
Australia’s Future Fund is among a group of asset owners—notably public entities—seeking more transparency from asset managers about equity performance drivers and charges.
The draft guidelines form part of the new C-Ross solvency system, to which insurers in China must adapt over the next three years. They include reviewing asset-liability management.
Institutional investors from the country enjoyed AUM gains due to a mixture of demonetisation and a lack of other investment avenues, says the CIO of SBI Life Insurance.
The family office of Steven Cohen, the founder of now-defunct US hedge fund SAC Capital, is expanding aggressively. It is expected to seek external money next year.
Alina Chiew has resurfaced in Hong Kong at Canada’s biggest pension fund as it steadily expands its investment team in Asia.
Asian institutional investors look set to look for more factor-based strategies over the next five years, probably at the cost of lower passive or active strategies, a study by Invesco shows.
While some of the more liquidity-constrained super funds have little more than 1% in private markets, the more active funds are taking a more global approach after years of home bias.
A senior executive of Taikang Life's in-house asset manager shared the firm's desire to be more proactive when picking private equity investments and managers.
Chinese HNW and insurance investors are temporarily holding back on offshore investments, but will likely ratchet up again in the future. This poses challenges for wealth and asset managers.
Canada’s biggest pension fund is building out its leveraged finance team in the region as it strives for global diversification and growth in nascent markets.
Insurers globally are facing declining profits, which is prompting a "major shift" in attitudes to include alternative assets, BlackRock's survey of 300 senior insurance executives shows.
Large institutions such as CPPIB, HSBC and Macquarie flag obstacles deterring private capital from investing in emerging market infrastructure.
Hong Kong's de facto central bank has hired an ex-Goldman Sachs executive as head of external managers and appointed new heads of asset allocation and direct real estate.
Canada's largest pension fund may consider Belt and Road projects, says head of international Alain Carrier. But India is its main focus in terms of Asian infrastructure.
Dutch pension manager APG has joined up with E-Fund Management to offer an ESG A-share strategy. Others could follow as sustainable investing gains traction in China.
The de facto central bank's commitment to an IFC programme underscored its interest in infrastructure investing, following its opening of an office dedicated to such funding last year.
The country's life insurers are investing more into alternatives and equity to raise returns. Doing so comes with sizeable risks that smaller firms may struggle with, say experts.
Senior executives from China Investment Corporation and Silk Road Fund aim to invest huge sums into the Asia-to-Europe infrastructure project, but they admitted doing so is challenging.
With China's equity markets now harder to ingore than ever before, foreign investors are having to grapple with how to access them.