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The CFA Institute outlines the urgent, but as yet unmet, need for the financial services industry to restore trust and integrity in the investment business via education and ethics.
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The world's largest pension fund endured a 2017/2018 fiscal year with ups and downs, and 2019 might be the year where it parts ways with perhaps its most important asset: its CIO.
Fidelity loses NE Asia head of intermediaries; BNY Mellon IM appoints insto sales head in Japan; Deutsche Bank coy over full impact of staff cuts; China Great Wall AM executive investigated; Value Partners' former head of sales re-emerges, and more.
Harvest names Dale as Europe CEO in expanded role; Mike Langton switches to Enfusion; Vontobel WM loses Asia investment management head; HSBC PB hires Thailand market head; Pictet AM confirms new Asia CEO; and more.
The sovereign wealth fund is ramping up its in-house capabilities, becoming more targeted in its investments and building up exposure in new areas, with China and India a key focus.
The Singapore $230 billion state fund will continue to ramp up its private market exposure, particularly in science- and tech-related assets, it explained during its annual report briefing.
The proposed lengthening of its external mandates will make it easier to invest in private equity. The Taiwan pension fund isn't raring to take advantage though.
Asset owners in Asia are warming to CLOs blended with direct private lending but will need to tighten the due diligence on their managers as a result, investment experts say.
Asset owners' appetite for illiquid assets has been tempered by several recent blowouts and prompted them to look more closely at fund houses' risk-management processes.
The former deputy chair of China's national pension fund proposes the return of an account-based structure in basic pension provision, but some pension experts are not convinced.
Sovereign investors and central bank reserve managers believe more equities and infrastructure assets will bring value to their portfolios, a key new study shows.