Raphael Arndt, CEO of the Future Fund, said high asset prices are forcing his organisation to build liquidity and consider lower returns. He also worries about rising income inequality.
The encouraging news about an effective Covid-19 vaccine has strengthened investors’ belief in the recovery prospects of the region's economies and financial markets.
Industry observers believe asset owners could increasingly turn to low fee passive funds and potentially back off from risky vehicles if new fund rules are introduced next year.
One week away from the US presidential election, investors and experts believe a likely Biden victory would mean more negotiation and potentially a weaker US dollar.
Following the launch of a new initiative, funds like Cbus and Australian Ethical explain how they are working to reduce their portfolio emissions and engage with investee companies.
The region's insurers will need to navigate a combination of an influx of new capital rules and accountancy changes as they seek to invest their growing portfolios.