Two of Japan's huge life insurers plan to heavily boost their local and foreign corporate bond allocations. This will increase the risk and reduce the duration of their portfolios, says Moody's.
Daisuke Hamaguchi, CIO of the Pension Fund Association, wants to boost returns, but faces an immature domestic alternatives market and rising hedging costs.
Fund managers are under growing pressure to reduce fees, a trend reinforced by the rise of flows into passive strategies and the low returns achieved in recent years, says a new report.
HSBC appoints global head of HNW sales; BlackRock loses Asia real estate research head; Franklin Templeton names lead PMs; BNP Paribas WM shuffles senior executives; PSPF names new supervisory board chairman; China Post and Capital switches chairman.