Brighter Super - the $31 billion Australian superannuation fund - is switching to passive managers as market and regulation fears mount.
Japan’s depreciating yen made the reopening of the country’s borders inevitable. While the move will allow dealmaking to be smoother, new overseas investments will be a costly affair for Japanese asset owners.
AXA Hong Kong's Richard Chan has joined FTLife in Hong Kong as chief investment and asset and liability management officer.
Stewardship and other sustainability principles have become key criteria in manager selection now, the chief investment officers at NTUC Income and Singlife said.
Malaysia’s KWAP aims to increase its overseas investments; Singapore’s GIC will take a majority stake in luxury beach resort group; Korea's KIC posted double-digit returns for the first half of 2022.
The city’s asset management industry thinks the new policy of no more hotel quarantine but three days of limited public activity is not perfect, but very good. Even so, the bigger moment to celebrate is when mainland China reopens.
On top of having to deal with standard changes, insurers in the Asia Pacific have also had to manage a new paradigm shift in asset classes.
The South Korean market highlights an ongoing dilemma for asset owners’ appetite for private equity investments.
Wind farms offer long-term investors an attractive return profile and are already receiving broad-based political support in New Zealand and Australia.
In 2018, Japan’s GPIF sought exposure to global real estate as part of a strategy to increase its alternatives portfolio - four years on, its allocation has grown nearly 500%.
The central bank will invest with global private credit fund managers, marking the extension of the Private Markets Programme (PMP) to the asset class for the first time.
The combined value of assets held by Australia’s super funds is 50% higher than the total GDP of the entire country, intensifying the need for strong regulation and new investment opportunities.