The Bangkok-based insurer could almost double its foreign exposure in two years, using external fund managers to do so, says its CIO. Its peers are making similar moves.
The pension schemes of 13 Chinese local governments are reportedly now in deficit, or close to deficit, and the number will only grow if nothing is done.
South Korea's biggest pension fund is moving in the right direction but deep ties to segments of the capital market make independent monitoring a challenge, say experts.
The NZ$37 billion fund's popular and award-winning chief executive is moving back into familiar territory, having previously been deputy governor at the RBNZ
The fast-growing insurer is building its investment team and has taken portfolio management in-house for now. But it may use external firms to enter new asset types.
Unsettled issues include greater clarity around ownership and investor protection in the event of disputes with local authorities, though Beijing is making some headway.
AsianInvestor unveils the remaining winners of this year's Institutional Excellence Awards. The categories are: Japan, Southeast Asia, insurance firm and individual contribution.
Sovereign funds, family offices and private bank experts explained how they are positioning portfolios for 2018 at AsianInvestor’s Southeast Asia Institutional Investment Forum.
With institutional investor demand in Asia steadily rising, allocations to private debt could double or even triple in the next 10 years, market observers say.
The Bangkok-based insurer is also hoping the regulator will allow new types of alternative assets and a higher offshore allocation limit, says its head of risk and strategy.
Cathay Life and Shin Kong Life have been upping their exposure to emerging market bonds. They and Fubon Life have also generated strong returns from high-dividend stocks.
European institutional investors are seeing growing appeal in Asian real estate, while Asian investors continue to be enamoured by overseas purchases.
China’s third-largest life insurer has invited pitches for three overseas mandates that focus on multi-asset strategies. The three mandates will be worth $128 million in assets.
Even though US share valuations are stretched and Asian stock markets are on a roll, Asian institutions are still reluctant to stop overweighting Wall Street in favour of Asia.
Sovereign wealth funds in Asia and beyond are looking at unusual asset classes in order to improve long-term returns. It's leading them to push investing boundaries.
Members of the editorial team received multiple accolades at the State Street Institutional Press Awards, including winning Journalist of the Year for pensions coverage.
Assets are changing hands among state-owned entities to support the first pillar of the pension system in China, but the asset management business is unlikely to reap benefits from this.
Australia’s $158 billion sovereign wealth fund is a large investor in alternative assets. Chief executive David Neal outlines its approach to private markets in the current environment.
Indian commercial banks and Chinese insurance companies were among the best-represented organisations within the mid 100 organisations in this year's AI300.
The $125 billion state fund is seeking managers for 15 mandates for its first overseas absolute-return equity portfolios, as it seeks to counter expected volatility in global markets.