AsianInvestor’s most read articles: March 2018

Last month, we broke stories on a veteran investor's new role, the challenges facing the insurance sector, big moves at major fund managers and more.
<i>AsianInvestor</i>&#8217;s most read articles: March 2018

Here we present the stories from our daily newsletter that were most popular among our core audience of institutional investors in March in descending order, with number one the recipient of the most hits. Excluded from the list are our weekly roundups of people news.

1. Heman Wong takes CEO role at new HK pensions body (by Richard Newell, March 22)

The former chief of Hong Kong's Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme is heading up a new venture supported by some of the biggest pension players 

2. Insurers face internal comms challenge to improve ALM (by Jolie Ho, March 6)

Insurance executives say they need to raise communications between product and investment divisions and need deeper bond markets to manage their financial risks.

3. Insurance CIO role changing with new regs (by Ernest Chan, March 1)

Market experts shared their views on the impact of solvency regulations and growing interest in alternatives, though not necessarily infrastructure, at AI’s Insurance Investment Forum.

4. Ping An to shorten duration gap as ALM rules tighten (by Jolie Ho, March 21)

The insurer plans to narrow the duration gap in its investment portfolio this year, but limited long-term debt availability could fail to satisfy life insurance firms' demand in China.

5. Eastspring wins WFOE licence, names China head (by Joe Marsh and Ernest Chan, March 9)

The fund house has hired a former Robeco executive as general manager for its new wholly foreign-owned enterprise in Shanghai and will apply for a private fund management licence.

6. Schroders rejigs Asia bond team as De Mello exits (by Joe Marsh, March 5)

The UK fund house has split the regional fixed income unit into investment and business components, named a new division head and re-assigned portfolio responsibilities.

7. JP Morgan AM loses Asia fixed income head (by Joe Marsh, March 6)

Stephen Chang has moved on after 14 years with the fund house, sparking changes to the portfolio management team he helped to build.

8. Top 20 pension execs: Cho In-sik, Peter Curtis (March 13)

Part of our series profiling the region's Top 20 Pension Executives.

9. SWF insourcing trend seen as likely to reverse (by Joe Marsh, March 14)

Sovereign wealth funds in recent years have sought to bring more listed-asset investing in-house, but that trend may be about to turn, says Elliot Hentov of State Street Global Advisors.

10. Xi Jinping’s term limit drop sparks long-term uncertainty (by Indira Vergis, March 2)

Scrapping the two term limit for China's president will usher in more political stability, say foreign investors. But there are long term risks they need to be aware of.
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