AsianInvestor is pleased to announce the launch of a new research division: Asset Owner Insight. The platform will deliver detailed analysis on the activity of Asia’s leading asset owners, including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurers.

Asset Owner Insight will initially offer bespoke reports on the region's largest institutional investors, focusing on fund size, key contacts, portfolio information, lists of external managers and insight on how future asset allocations will be determined.

The research will be split by geography – Greater China, Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia – while a dedicated report on Asian insurers will also be available. 

AsianInvestor brings more than 15 years of award-winning institutional reporting to the table and has regularly delivered high-profile events where asset managers and owners can connect. Asset Owner Insight is the natural extension to this offering.

According to AI300 research, capital held by Asian asset owners is expected to grow to $60 trillion by 2026, up from $35 trillion today. Over the same period the percentage of assets managed externally will jump from 16% to 20%, while mandates will become more internationally focused.

The move into alternatives is set to be even more pronounced, with 62% of Asia’s largest asset owners planning to increase their allocations within the next 12-24 months.  

Alastair Hills

Asset Owner Insight will be headed by Alastair Hills, who is currently AsianInvestor’s head of conferences.

Hills said: “Information on many of Asia’s leading asset owners is opaque. We hope this intelligence will help asset managers navigate, target and ultimately win mandates by serving asset owners what they need.

For more information on Asset Owner Insight, please contact:

alastair.hills@asianinvestor.nettel: +852 3175 1986