The insurer aims for alpha while managing risk via supporting portfolio companies’ enhanced climate efforts, according to its head of ESG.
Insurers in the region are turning to private debt markets, as they adapt to a challenging macro environment amid lingering fears about inflation and recession, according to BlackRock's annual global insurance report.
Private equity opportunities are being viewed more favourably, according to a newly released Goldman Sachs survey. Some Asian asset owners have also expressed interest in new investments but fundraising lags, hit by concerns over China.
As the market eagerly awaits the next policy move from the Bank of Japan, domestic life insurers are assessing their asset allocations, especially in local government bonds, while eyeing other strategies.
The asset owner has issued requests for proposals for mandates involving exchange-traded funds (ETFs), bonds, equities, real estate, and other alternative assets. Some were awarded, while winners in others have yet to be announced.
Besides facilitating startups, foundational digital infrastructure facilitates simpler and better business frameworks, and offers social and financial gains, the Singapore regulator’s fintech head said.
Despite waning demographics in parts of the region, Asia Pacific’s share of global assets under management is likely to increase, according to a WTW expert.
As international investors flock to multifamily residential properties in Japan, opportunities are still too good to pass up despite increasingly competitive demand.
While there has been a drop-off in investment activity from investors based in the US and Europe into Asian real estate, Japan is bucking the trend, according to industry experts.
Tech stocks have captured investor imagination with the enormous focus on artificial intelligence recently. AsianInvestor asks fund managers whether the hype will continue, and what to expect next.
Eight funds available in Hong Kong and seven funds in Singapore have small exposures to Country Garden, the latest distressed Chinese property developer in the spotlight.
China’s largest insurer says it is insulated from the troubles in the country’s property sector after taking steps to cut its exposure to developers in recent years.