Although asset owners are looking more closely at climate impacts on their portfolios, the bushfire crisis is bringing much greater urgency to the issue.
The sovereign wealth fund has become more cautious about private asset investing, worried that they may struggle to outperform its reference benchmark, net of an illiquidity premium.
To remain in the forefront of institutional investment, the sovereign wealth fund of New Zealand is reappraising its entire structure and drafting a new set of investment values.
Market euphoria ahead of the US-China trade deal signing in January is misplaced, say analysts and fund managers. They believe asset owners should remain cautious.
The Hong Kong government has set a major challenge for fund administrators, trustees and fintech firms to develop a much cheaper and easier platform for the territory's pension savers.
Asset owners are under greater pressure to reduce their carbon footprint and invest sustainably, but they are still seeking quality reporting standards globally.