Commonwealth Bank's plan to dispose of Colonial First State is part of an industry consolidation that means any buyer would almost certainly come from outside Australia.
Australia's sovereign wealth fund believes its asset base will keep expanding for 10 years after getting government assurances of no drawdown, but cut its annual return target.
Pension funds and other institutional investors in the country are exploring different options for coping with a potential jump in volatility in global markets.
The Choi family is cashing out of premium properties in its hometown to invest HK$10 billion ($1.3 billion) in Australian real estate.
A few institutions in the southern hemisphere are leading the way when it comes to managing climate change risk in their portfolios.
Roberto Versace, who joined the Dutch pension fund manager in June, has cut exposure to China real estate developers but sees value in Australian and Japanese Reits.
The country's smaller superannuation funds are under pressure to merge to gain critical mass, but doing so is no easy process.
The Malaysia and Singapore bourses recognise they are lagging peers in North Asia in respect of exchange-traded funds – and are keen to catch up.
The pension fund's head of public markets investments said it had benefited from a more concentrated portfolio, an approach recommended by Willis Towers Watson in a new study.
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.
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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.
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.