Beset by a lacklustre equity market, Indonesia's relatively buoyant bond market has become practically the only option for its yield-hungry domestic investors.
The Indonesia Investment Authority continues to push ahead with allocations to infrastructure projects while developing new strategic alliances with institutions across the region.
Strong member inflows to the social security fund are held in time deposits for a lack of alternatives. The investment team is building a case for a much wider mandate.
As the fund prepares to appoint a new chief executive, it passes the 20 year milestone with a strong year for the strategic tliting team.
A year on from the advent of a technology that proliferated faster than anything that has come before, institutional investors have been quick to explore portfolio optimisation opportunities.
Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund, one of the world's largest institutional investors, defends its annual results after a challenging year and stresses the difficulties in managing such a large investment portfolio.
The removal of tax exemption for sovereign fund investments would have massive implications for foreign fund flows. That hasn't stopped some countries from trying to change the rules.
NZ Super's outgoing CEO Matt Whineray stresses that a paradigm shift by business and society is needed to fully achieve decarbonisation.
Pressure on companies does pay off, as Asia's largest utilities companies cooperate with investor demand for action on decarbonisation, a recently released report says.
The time for commitments is past, say climate change groups. Governments and investors will be increasingly judged on their actions. NZ Super believes a co-ordinated response will be necessary.
After two senior departures inside a year, the Australian sovereign fund has elevated a deputy CIO to oversee the $160 billion portfolio.
Institutional investors cannot just focus their climate change efforts on lowering portfolio risk, say industry experts.