The Swiss fund house is bringing in senior executives from rival TCW to fill two roles, rebuilding its client coverage after the recent departures of Amy Cho and Carmen Lai.
Pension funds in Asia, like their peers globally, are increasingly identifying factors such as low volatility, momentum and quality as key to achieving better risk-adjusted returns.
Eastspring loses a global strategist; Australia's Hostplus names new head of insurance; Munich Re shunts executive to be CEO of Korea; Allianz's Philippines JV promotes COO to CEO; Savills shifts global CEO role to Singapore with new hire, and more.
Institutional investors such as the UK’s Coal Pension Trustees and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan are taking different routes to increasing their use of emerging technologies.
Responsible investing has traditionally been low on the agenda in chaebol-dominated Korea but the need to diversify could yet force a new approach among the country's asset owners.
GEPS and Poba will be using more ETFs in 2019 as the higher fees associated with active management become harder to justify. And it's not just in equities; credit is also in the frame.