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.
The AI300 survey, revealed in full in AsianInvestor's July issue, saw marked changes among the lowest 100 organisations, with new Korean entrants and Australian super funds on the decline.
Fee levels take on a much greater significance in periods of low returns, which is a key reason for Asia-Pacific investors' growing interest in smart beta, factor-based strategies.
The country's superannuation funds are telling members to expect lower investment returns, as industry experts say the concept of a risk-free rate no longer exists.
Eight in 10 institutional investors in Asia Pacific expect 8%-plus returns from infrastructure, though they are seen to be looking to the asset class more for income than capital gains.