The Australian sovereign investor is fighting battles on a number of fronts and is keen to quell the discussion about it becoming a potential default superannuation fund manager.
The new specialist will drive the development of multi-asset, structured and quantitative solutions for the French asset manager in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Australian sovereign fund's chairman wants the fund to be turned into a manager of superannuation assets, but the idea has gained little credibility with super industry insiders.
The Thai pension fund hopes to inspire other institutions to take responsible investment ideas seriously.
Many foreign fund managers are pinning their China distribution strategies on the WFOE scheme. But the programme's limitations pose familiar problems for scaling the business.
Institutional investors have a key role to play in this initiative since natural capital is not well looked after in Asia, says a new umbrella body launched on Monday.