AsianInvestor is pleased to announce the official launch of Asset Owner Insights (AOI), our intelligent data platform that offers the latest perspectives on Asia Pacific asset owners.

AOI is intended to be a go-to information resource for asset owners and fund managers that cover them, to keep pace with investors' allocation desires – past, present and future. Headed by Reggie Cheung, head of research at AsianInvestor, the platform combines historical and current data on asset owners’ portfolio breakdowns and senior executives. It also includes insight on their investment plans.

It does this by building on the knowledge and unique market access gained from 20 years of covering the region’s leading investors. AOI's dedicated team of researchers will work alongside AsianInvestor's journalists to continuously build a better understanding of the priorities and needs of the region's asset owners. 

“We are gathering unique, mainly forward-looking data for AOI, including asset owners’ preferences on raising or lowering their allocations to asset classes, sub asset classes and geographies,” Cheung told AsianInvestor.

At launch, AOI covers 127 asset owners in Asia Pacific, boasting combined assets under management of approximately $13.13 trillion. The platform offers information on the latest available asset allocations of each organisation and provides a more comprehensive dive into the strategic plans of many of them. 

“We are keen to offer data-driven analytical stories, based on developing investment changes and trends of the region’s asset owners,” said Cheung. “We also intend to create some of the region’s most comprehensive asset owner surveys, covering developing themes on ESG, performance expectations, and the evolution of asset outsourcing, among others.”

The platform will use this engagement to offer projective data capabilities. Cheung and his team will continue to speak regularly with asset owners to better understand their perspectives on investment priorities and areas of rising importance. As the portal deepens its engagement it will offer an increasingly holistic view of asset priorities for individual organisations and across sectors.

In addition, AOI will provide regular updates to its information in the form of short bulletins the summarise the latest market news. Plus, it will offer a comprehensive update of the database twice a year, to ensure it contains the latest publicly available information.

And, as AOI collects more data, it will conduct quantitative analysis on how asset owners’ investment plans have evolved – and the extent to which this differs from their original expectations.


If you want to learn more about AOI and how it operates, you can request a demonstration. Alternatively, please contact Tom Griffin, commercial director of AsianInvestor, at [email protected] / (+852) 2122 5262.