China's second-largest life insurer also upped its investments in a selective number of stocks, according to its latest interim results.
Investors ready to tap into the education sector in Asia via private equity should tread carefully despite appealing returns as the regulatory landscape continues to evolve.
Institutional investors – most notably insurance firms – in China are increasingly looking to step up allocations to private equity, with the encouragement of regulators.
The transparency and liquidity of the Indian commercial real estate market are moving in the right direction, says the Asia-Pacific head of the German insurer's property investment arm.
But they may be less sure about the investments they will be able to make after the regulator updated the asset-liability management framework last week.
If the Hong Kong crisis escalates and Beijing intervenes, what would the repercussions be?
Institutions such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – and recent studies – are showing why and how investors should analyse the ESG performance of bonds and issuers.
Sizeable exposure to overseas markets has helped the huge Japanese pension fund stave off a rout after a turbulent period, underlining why others are following suit.
The prospect of a prolonged US-China trade war and the unrest in Hong Kong are concerns for American family investors, but they are not ready to cut allocations to Asia.
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Nearly 40 pension plans, sovereign funds, insurers and endowments indicate their outlooks and asset preferences for the coming months. G3 bonds and private debt are looking popular.
Hong Kong's incoming solvency rules for insurers will have a big impact on their fixed income portfolios just as they will on their higher-risk asset holdings, warn industry experts.
The $11.6 billion fund’s CIO explains how his organisation is responding to the prevailing environment, how it employs passive strategies and why he is wary of property assets now.
A string of rate cuts by countries trying to catch up with the US Federal Reserve is narrowing investment options.
After a surge in alternative investment products late last year, the investment arms of Chinese insurers could find it harder to source the right assets to feed new issuance.
The Chinese currency's breaching of a key level against the dollar has sparked market turmoil and will be posing some tough questions for asset owners.
Low yields on local government bonds have led Japanese corporate pension funds to diversify into foreign assets. But they face new challenges offshore too.
Experienced family office investors feel technology valuations are over-inflated in some areas, so are being increasingly selective about what they invest in, and where.
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Annual survey shows allocations to alternatives now account for more than a fifth of corporate pension fund investments. How long it can keep on rising is another question.