The historic meeting between the leaders of the US and North Korea may lead to a thawing of political relations but will have limited impact on markets, according to four specialists.
Poba has increased its allocation to hedge funds by $60 million so far this year and another $40 million is set to come over the remainder of 2018.
Market volatility may boost hedge fund allocations among the country's institutional investors. A recent Korea Post Insurance mandate reflect rising demand for the asset class.
We are identifying 20 outstanding executives who are driving the region's pension funds forward. Today, we feature leaders from Korea's KTCU and Australia's Sunsuper.
The proposed merger between Franklin Templeton and Samsung Active AM in Korea could show the way forward for managers targeting institutional investors, experts told AsianInvestor.
We are identifying 20 outstanding executives who are driving the region's pension funds forward. Today, we feature leaders from India's PFRDA and Korea's Poba.
We are identifying 20 outstanding executives who are driving the region's pension funds forward. Today, we feature leaders from Korea's NPS IM and AustralianSuper.
Central bank heads could be replaced in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan in the coming three months. Whether the incumbents stay or not, all four face important policy challenges.
Korean investors are increasing their allocations across private debt, investing into riskier tranches in the hunt for greater returns. This contrasts greatly with their Japanese peers.
Institutional investors across Asia Pacific are becoming more willing to put money to work in riskier tranches of private debt, as they seek out improved returns.
Private equity funds aim to benefit from smaller companies' troubles amid new labour policies and an inter-generational wealth transfer. That could attract local asset owner support.
Jang Dong-hun, chief investment officer for the Korean pension fund, is looking for further investment diversification in 2018.
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 US firm is the latest private-asset manager to put a branch in Seoul as local asset owners build positions in offshore alternatives, notably via niche fixed-income mandates.
South Korea has a 15.61% weighting in MSCI's emerging-market equity index, making institutional investors vulnerable to any military escalation between the US and North Korea.
South Korea’s biggest retirement fund is reportedly set to see yet another senior executive depart, amid criticism of appointments he had made.
Jonathan Zhu of Bain Capital explains how the private equity firm plans to take South Korean botox firm Hugel and inject it into a larger market, China, where medical beauty is booming.
Only three asset owners have signed up to the country's stewardship code. More must do so, including National Pension Service, the biggest state fund.
The Korean firm's head of ETF strategy said the asset manager's expectations had not been high for its first leveraged and inverse products in Hong Kong, as it moves to delist them.
The likes of Geps, KIC and Hyundai Insurance are looking to further raise their allocations to private markets, but seem less keen on hedge funds.