A set of fund managers, officials and asset owners told an investor audience that the country needs to deepen its bond market, and add riskier instruments.
Delegates from some of Thailand's biggest institutional investors were among the audience for a major forum in Bangkok.
AsianInvestor gathers key names in the regional investment community in Bangkok to discuss opportunities and trends in the market.
Market experts told the audience of the Thailand Global Investment Forum that financial technology could improve investing advice and wean investors away from fixed income funds.
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The Bank for International Settlements' chief economist has characterised the situation in certain countries as a "financial boom gone wrong". AsianInvestor gauged experts' response.
The $21 billion fund thinks local-currency emerging market bonds can overcome US rate hike pressures and wants its overseas allocation cap to be lifted to 40% from 30%.
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 likely introduction this year of new product types and a mandatory pension scheme will boost funds growth in Thailand, says the MD of the local investment company association.
The $21 billion Government Pension Fund continues to expand its private markets portfolio while looking to manage more global equity exposure in-house.
While local managers played down the risks of uncertainty, foreign observers suggest a period of underperformance would not be surprising.
Life insurance firms in the Asean region are considering how to prepare for stricter capital rules over the coming two years, which are set to make certain investments more costly.
In the first of a two-part article, AsianInvestor outlines how Southeast Asian insurers are finding it ever harder to cover their liabilities, amid low bond yields and looming tighter capital rules.
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 agency responsible for inward investment in Thailand may add headcount as it seeks to boost capital flows from foreign investors.
Lombard Odier has struck a new partnership with the Philippines' UnionBank and it is now eyeing other markets in Southeast Asia, says the firm's Asia head of private banking.
The Bangkok-based firm expects the local regulator soon to broaden the types and amount of foreign investments that domestic insurers can make, and is ready to revise its allocation.
The secretary-general of Thailand's Securities & Exchange Commission, Rapee Sucharitakul, says more competition and a wider variety of investment products are the way forward.
Thailand signed up to the cross-border scheme this week, AsianInvestor can reveal, but the head of the local securities watchdog says take-up may be slow, at least initially.