Investors should prepare their investment portfolios as soon as possible for the possibility of a full-blown and lingering trade war between the US and China.
Taiwan's Bureau for Labor Funds is helping push ESG standards, but the island's investors need topdown regulatory guidance to make the concepts flourish.
A rules change to let Chinese insurers invest in banks' perpetual bonds should help them improve returns and meet liabilities, but at the cost of greater investment risk, say analysts.
The standards are relatively new in Taiwan, but there is enough raw potential among its citizens to support a deeper level of adoption.
China's government will need to improve the second and third pillars of its retirement industry if it is to keep up with the needs of its fast-aging population. Here are some ways to do so.
The country is attempting to rapidly reform its pension system after failing to do enough for years. It needs to move quickly, to avoid growing poverty.
In an effort to stabilise and support its growing financial market, China is encouraging life insurers to set up local operations and has added more home-grown asset owners too.
Most international asset owners are likely to pick partners to help them invest into China's A-share market, as the stocks gain an increasing weighting in international indexes.
MSCI’s A-share inclusion will institutionalise and internationalise China's local share market. Global asset owners must work out how best to invest. Some are doing so internally.
Asset owners say there are several reasons behind their reluctance to invest into volatility index futures. They explained to AsianInvestor what they were.
The volatility of global equity markets during the first few months of the year has raised the profile of the Volatility Index. But few asset owners in Asia are looking to use it.
The Bureau of Labor Funds is focused on adding environmental, social and governance factors into its overall portfolio to cater to a rising interest in these areas by younger people.