The latest survey of insurers, pension funds, endowments and other institutions shows mixed allocation plans for 2020, amid expectations of more macro and market uncertainties.
Nearly 40 pension plans, sovereign funds, insurers and endowments indicate their outlooks and asset preferences for the coming months. G3 bonds and private debt are looking popular.
In a new Quarterly Sentiment Indicator of asset owners, AsianInvestor gathered the views of 36 insurers about their investment outlook and strategy for the coming months.
Malaysia's new government can take several steps to improve the country's investment industry and appeal to foreign investors. AsianInvestor lists five it could prioritise.
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A surprise doubling of the overseas allocation limit to 30% and lifting of the ban on private equity investment are welcome changes for increasingly yield-starved Thai insurance firms.
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But while Morningstar sees the bond house as the "strength" of Franklin Templeton's takeover of Legg Mason, the merged firm may be vulnerable to competition from index fund managers.
Beijing will likely require asset owners play a bigger role in ESG investing as part of broader sustainability plans when it announces its five-year plan later this year, according to KPMG.
Thailand’s Government Pension fund is contemplating teaming up with pension funds from other countries as it continues to ramp up its exposure to alternatives investments.
While the full impact of the virus remains unclear, it will likely force China to maintain a degree of policy support into the second half of 2020 and possibly beyond.
The financial giant plans to complete its intelligent investment platform for ESG this year and hopes the technology can be widely adopted by the industry when it becomes robust.