Institutional investors have shown interest in using exchange-traded assets to get private asset-like returns, without the drawbacks. Will asset owners jump on the bandwagon?
The Korean sovereign wealth fund is keen to ramp up its alternative investments but is still reserved about real estate investment opportunities.
China bonds are now too big to ignore - even for Japan's (and the world's) biggest pension fund. That said, GPIF and China are set to make odd bedfellows on the world bond index.
A new Goldman Sachs survey shows that regional insurers are sniffing out opportunities with private equity, rating it as the asset class expected to deliver the highest total return in 2021.
The pension fund bowed to retail investor pressure and broadened its investment range into local stocks. Its policy reversal could set the stage for more populist pressure.
Dai-ichi Life has set concrete ESG goals and made impact investments regularly, while Japan is seen leading other Asian markets when it comes to ESG.