Standard & Poor’s says asset volatility will lead insurers to invest more in offshore debt, a need that could raise questions for their regulators.
After years of being in the shadows, sustainable investing is increasingly taking centre stage in Asia. Regional investors will need to assess their priorities and commitment.
Regional asset owners' real estate asset investments were 400bp lower than their targets. They aim to raise their allocations in 2021, following five years of strong performance.
The country’s implicit backstop to all state-linked borrowers has stymied credit and risk analysis. Abandoning it will encourage proper risk management and better bond pricing.
The sovereign wealth fund aims to invest more in real estate and infrastructure, while looking to improve its data assessment capabilities and commitments to ESG, said its CIO.
The region’s ex-Japan institutional investors bought into securitisation funds and US corporate bonds while cutting stock holdings, according to the latest data from eVestment.