The Hong Kong-based insurer has hired from rival Generali to fill the newly created role, having rapidly expanded its investment portfolio with several recent acquisitions.
China Investment Corporation, the Beijing-based $747 billion sovereign wealth fund, has reportedly appointed Tu Guangshao as vice chairman, replacing Li Keping, who will retire.
Besides supporting pension funds in achieving their financial goals, impact investing can be an attractive way for pension funds to achieve the dual objectives of incorporating sustainability requirements into investments and providing diversification benefits, says Philipp Müller, BlueOrchard’s chief executive officer.
Investors want to invest in a part of the property sector directly benefiting from rising e-commerce and cloud computing. But finding assets is difficult, and prices are rising.
Having secured a dealing licence in Hong Kong last year, Canada's biggest pension fund is considering locating traders in Asia. It has also added an equity investment head in India.
Asian investors found fixed income appealing in the second quarter, but selective equity allocation might be a better bet for the rest of the year, say active investing experts.