Overseas private equity markets are gaining traction despite concerns about illiquid assets, said corporate pension executives at AsianInvestor’s Institutional Investment Forum in Tokyo.
A solid track record and an international profile are among the factors named for David Park, the preferred prospect to lead investments at South Korea’s sovereign wealth fund.
Demographic challenges and the need for diversification abroad push pension funds to look into new sources for desired returns in a low interest rate environment.
Larger and smaller life insurers in Japan are looking to diversify globally to raise returns, but they face varying challenges depending on their particular circumstances.
Strong earnings from underwriting are helping Japanese life insurers to cope with low-yields but the pressure to continue diversifying is building.
Alternatives allocation is surging among asset owners, but this focus is causing several red flags. CIOs say the risk can be mitigated by investing in both public and private markets.