As many as two-thirds of not-for-profit superannuation funds in Australia may lack the scale to survive a proposed overhaul of the system. But some in the industry question the plan.
The fixed income manager joins the growing list of fund houses to have closed their branches in Hong Kong, but it has kept some staff in the city.
A top-level reshuffle at the fund house – which has led to the exit of CIO Mark Beardow – will see Anthony Fasso return to Australia and help look for M&A opportunities for the firm.
Financial services firms and governments should work to create more products providing exposure to infrastructure, an AsianInvestor forum heard. Australia is held up as a good model.
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.
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.
AsianInvestor spoke to Asia-Pacific chairman Chris Heady about the private equity giant's regional approach to property investment and the potential impact of Donald Trump's policies.
AsianInvestor spoke to Chris Heady, Asia-Pacific chairman and Asia head of real estate at the private equity giant, about co-investment, personnel and LP trends.
We explain why New Zealand Superannuation Fund and Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund won our Institutional Excellence Awards for ESG and overall governance, respectively.
The CIO of Australia's Future Fund, AsianInvestor's Sovereign Wealth Fund of the Year, discusses the challenges of managing pension portfolios and its approach to co-investment.
Today we kick off our explanations of why we selected our institutional excellence award winners in different markets, in alphabetical order by country.
Over the coming days AsianInvestor will explain the choices in our Institutional Excellence Awards. First up: our sovereign wealth fund and insurance firm of the year.
The Chinese asset manager is looking to feed demand from its parent insurance firm for foreign private assets, and Australia is attracting more interest amid uncertainty over the UK and US.
Superannuation funds are seeking the inclusion of more financing layers, notably mezzanine debt, in infrastructure investment deals, say sources.
With steady yield hard to come by, superannuation funds are taking bold steps to satisfy their thirst for infrastructure, such as by making unsolicited proposals for regulated assets.
The asset manager intends initially to hire two executives to originate transactions locally, in response to rising infrastructure activity in Australia, AsianInvestor can reveal.
Many asset owners do not know whether or not they can trust the valuations reported by infrastructure managers, and feel they need new products to better invest in the sector.
The $26 billion superannuation fund's investment head outlines plans to boost exposure to infrastructure, international equities and liquid alternatives and expand the in-house team.
The $93 billion state investor has beaten its return target for its first 10 years – though not the past financial year – but expects the next decade to be trickier. Private markets have been a bright spot.
EY has analysed the tax treatment of domestic funds versus foreign products that may be marketed under the Asia Region Funds Passport, to see what progress needs to be made.