Joseph Wang, chief investment officer of Taiwan's biggest insurer, outlines the firm's market outlook and where he sees opportunities in bonds, stocks and alternatives.
MBK Partners has seen its sale of a 60% stake in CNS fall through again, underscoring the difficulty for private equity firms looking to exit Taiwan in the face of regulatory challenges.
Taiwan's biggest insurance firm will cut its reliance on benchmark-driven mandates and focus on absolute-return strategies. It is seeking fund managers for mandates to this end.
Goodbye monkey, hello rooster! AsianInvestor is taking a break for the Chinese New Year holiday. Normal service resumes on Wednesday, February 1.
Huang Chao-hsi, who left Taiwan's Bureau of Labor Funds on January 13, wants to see its foreign allocation limits removed and more money available for hiring investment staff.
The Bureau of Labor Funds has invited bids for $2.4 billion in domestic mandates, while the Public Service Pension Fund has handed $600 million to three foreign asset managers.
The country’s asset owners aim to increase their foreign exposure this year. In particular they are looking to buy US equity and investment-grade debt on price dips, say fund managers.
Huang Chao-hsi will step down from the $106 billion state pension fund on January 16; his successor has not been announced yet.
We continue to reveal why AsianInvestor's Institutional Excellence Awards were handed out this year. Today: the winners in the market categories of Southeast Asia and Taiwan.
Taiwan's Bureau of Labor Funds will hand out 32 global portfolios on behalf of its sub-entities – 16 for ESG equity and 16 for absolute-return fixed income.
The Taiwanese state institution was named AsianInvestor's pension fund of the year and also won our prize for innovation. We outline its impressive progress.
The firm is planning a robo-advisory platform, but has ruled out working with technology vendors because it feels their aims are overly short-termist.
Hong Kong Monetary Authority is named reserves management institution of the year, while the director general of Taiwan's Bureau of Labor Funds is recognised for his individual contribution.
Asia's asset owners have taken big strides into passive investing since 2010. Hong Kong's Hospital Authority Provident Fund and Taiwan's Bureau of Labor Funds explain why and how.
The Taiwanese insurer plans to overweight emerging-market government debt and foreign corporate bonds this quarter, amid heavy outflows from fixed income and EM assets globally.
The two insurers argue that a US rate hike will boost bond returns, despite Donald Trump's planned tax cuts and stimulus measures appearing to favour other asset classes.
The $111 billion state retirement fund plans to select external asset managers in December to run its first overseas ESG smart-beta equity and absolute-return bond portfolios.
The $18.6 billion Public Service Pension Fund has invited pitches for its first global multi-asset portfolios. Three managers will manage a total of $600 million.
Insurers in Taiwan have been tactically allocating to higher-risk fixed income, including high yield, mortgage bonds and private loans, as well as using ETFs more, say fund managers.
The Bureau of Labor Funds, which oversees the country's public pension assets, uses ETFs, including smart-beta and leveraged/inverse products, but wants to see a wider domestic choice.