Regional asset owners are still wary of volatile cryptocurrencies, but they say central bank-backed digital currencies could become investment friendly over the next five to 10 years.
Two asset owners - one from Korea and the other from the Philippines - describe how overseas and alternative assets are the best hedge against inflation and rate fears.
The country's lifers are seeking high-quality overseas assets to strike a balance between risk and return. However, new capital rules from 2023 are making these choices harder.
The new chair of the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority wants to usher in wider investment choices. While well-intentioned, they could create new risks, warn experts.
A lack of proper valuation tools, major volatility and questions around regulations and tax all prevent the digital currencies from gaining the favour of the nation's cautious asset owners.
The largest pension fund in Thailand will focus on central business district areas for real estate, while New Zealand's sovereign wealth fund is planning to avoid competitive areas.