The country's defined contribution plans could weather market storms better if they had a wider choice of alternative assets and a stronger focus on rebalancing, say industry experts.
Some of the country’s pension funds are benefiting from years of diversification efforts, although the pandemic’s fallout has made investment execution harder.
The incoming president of the world’s largest pension fund will need to oversee a freer hand in foreign asset allocation and appoint a new CIO, with Hiromichi Mizuno leaving.
The Korean state pension fund is pursuing a seemingly muddled strategy, investing in fossil fuel projects even as it says it will implement environmental, social and governance efforts.
The coronavirus pandemic are challenging investment strategies in more than one way. But the postponement of upcoming tighter regulations might provide a ray of light.
The demand for commercial real estate remains high in the region, CBRE's survey shows, but patience will be needed as the coronavirus disrupts deal execution.