The insurer's chief investment officer for international markets says real interest rates in developed countries could stay negative for 20 years, so investors should plan accordingly.
Revelations of malpractice by the Australian investment and pensions firm will reverberate across Asia, where it has a big base of clients and partners. The group is tipped to be split up.
The Dutch pension fund manager’s Asia-Pacific head of private real estate says it’s become much easier to directly access property in the region, but a local presence remains essential.
AsianInvestor asks Musheer Ahmed, interim general manager of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong, for his assessment of the cyber risk facing asset owners.
The likes of China's CIC, New Zealand Super and Australia's Future Fund see cyber risks as a key threat. Some of their peers, however, are wary of discussing the problem.
The 2017 China Asset Owners Insight report, the third such report from our research arm, offers a comprehensive look into the investment activity of the nation's asset owners.
The $200 billion Malaysian pension fund is enamoured by China's growth opportunities and aims to raise investment allocations in overseas markets over the next 12 months.
In their hunt for higher yield, insurance firms and pension funds are building their exposure to Indian real estate as the market opens up.
Given the very long-term nature of their liabilities, insurers are ideally placed to take advantage of the illiquidity premium in alt assets, the group's Hong Kong CIO says.
ESG initiatives in Asia often tend to be a lot of hot air but at Taiwan's Cathay Life it is at the heart of the investment decision-making process, its CIO tells AsianInvestor.
Increased activity in impact investing among institutions is resulting in more product being introduced. But that, industry observers say, could confuse target investors.
Long-term investors are increasingly looking at private Reits for diversification purposes and stable yields, delegates at AsianInvestor’s 7th Japan Institutional Investment Forum heard.
The German insurance giant is looking to double its exposure to Asian real estate and may expand its property financing franchise into the region.
In the second part of an interview, Hiromichi Mizuno tells AsianInvestor why the Japan pension giant is making the fees it offers fund houses performance-related.
Hiromichi Mizuno of Government Pension Investment Fund explains why he is disappointed so far with passive manager proposals to engage more with the firms they invest into.
We are identifying 20 outstanding executives who are driving the region's pension funds forward. Today, we feature leaders from Australia's Hostplus and Japan's Secom.
The food manufacturer pension fund could raise its portfolio allocation into long-term alternative investments by 50%, its chief investment officer said.
We are identifying 20 outstanding executives who are driving the region's pension funds forward. Today, we feature leaders from Japan's GPIF and Malaysia's Kwap.
China's largest life insurer by investable assets seeks to close duration gap by increasing its exposure to alternative forms of debt, but analysts have liquidity concerns about such assets.
We are identifying 20 outstanding executives who are driving the region's pension funds forward. Today, we feature leaders from China's NCSSF and Malaysia's EPF.