Lindsay Wright is on gardening leave after departing the US fund house, AsianInvestor has learned. Speculation is mounting over her next move.
The president of Ariel Investments, Mellody Hobson, talks up the benefits of a diverse workforce with differing perspectives, saying incentivising fund chiefs can move the needle.
With managers saying asset owners are not allocating sufficient resources to screen for environmental, social and governance issues, the practice may die off, an AsianInvestor forum hears.
Japanese corporate pension funds outline their private-market investment strategy, in particular the role of private equity in their portfolios and how they pick trustee managers.
Standard Life Investments is to launch a multi-asset growth fund for institutions in Asia and is mulling a balanced fund focused on the region, says investment director Malcolm Jones.
Corporate pensions in Japan are sanguine about the potential impact of negative interest rates on their portfolios, despite the industry's significant exposure to domestic government bonds.