Insurance firms are directly investing more in private equity in China, and their lower return expectations can help them win deals, say general partners.
A landmark investment partnership between the biggest mainland life insurer and Canada's Manulife Asset Management looks likely to herald more such deals.
The Korean pension fund has just allocated $320 million to seven private equity managers. CIO Jang Dong-Hun tells AsianInvestor why they were chosen.
The case for boosting equity allocations is weakening for some asset owners, which are scaling back generally on risk or re-weighting their portfolios, say consultants.
Key figures from numerous family offices in Asia gathered in Hong Kong for AsianInvestor's third Family Office Forum, part of AI Week.
A global survey by the French bank said 84% of regional institutional investors incorporate environmental, social and governance in their investing practices.
Graeme Russell has overseen a turnaround in the Australian superannuation fund's performance, but how does he plan to maintain that run amid looming challenges?
The $462 billion state pension fund has just hired two more private-market portfolio managers in Singapore and is looking to add three in London and two in New York.
The Australian superannuation fund has made big changes to its investment strategy and approach in recent years. Chief executive Graeme Russell explains how it did so.
Big fixed income investors will see the newly approved China-Hong Kong bond trading link as inferior to other access channels, though smaller players should find it useful, say industry experts.
Achieving a 5% return is impossible from investing in traditional assets alone, says the CIO of Korea’s Public Officials Benefit Association. But alternative risk premiums – and fees – have collapsed.
The insurance unit of the postal service is to invest its first $200 million into individual foreign hedge funds and award another fund-of-funds mandate, amid scepticism about the asset class.
While institutional and regulatory constraints are limiting the options of asset owners in many emerging nations, others are broadening their range of investing tools.
The largest pension fund in Thailand is expanding its investment division with a view to implementing a long-planned ten-fold jump in its overseas allocation.
The Korean pension funds are adding to their offshore investments in order to diversify and improve their returns on mounting asset bases.
South Korea's new leader is pledging to reduce the influence of chaebol conglomerates — a cause thay may be helped by the large shareholdings of state institutions.
The sovereign wealth fund was among those taking part in the Asian Investment Summit, as panelists discussed screening for liquidity against different investment horizons.
Speaking on the first day of AIWeek, industry observers noted how smart-beta strategies are gaining traction in Asia but were also a source of confusion.
Asset owners in developing countries need to expand investment possibilities that are often confined by institutional and regulatory constraints, if they are to improve long-term returns.
The Bureau of Labor Funds is not satisfied with BNY Mellon's performance on behalf of the National Pension Insurance Fund's overseas portfolio, says a source familiar with the matter.