The Hong Kong-listed shares of mainland companies should receive more interest as Chinese pensions and global investors seek to benefit from relatively low valuations.
Kim Rosenkilde has been appointed group chief investment officer at the Singapore arm of the British insurance company after a $2 billion merger with a fintech firm.
Dai-ichi Life has set concrete ESG goals and made impact investments regularly, while Japan is seen leading other Asian markets when it comes to ESG.
AUSfund to close; Michelle Boucher shifts from Cbus to First Super; Adia and CDPQ become anchor investors into Indian property developer Macrotech; Indonesia's president sets $200b size for new sovereign wealth fund; Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance to invest $4.55b via new M&A fund; Netherlands' PGGM commis A$350m to Australian property fund and more.
The German insurer's recent investment in Kotak’s real estate debt platform is the latest sign that global asset owners are continuing to eye Indian private credit strategies.
The financial meltdown of the family office has highlighted a need for greater risk control and a more cautious approach to portfolio diversification among its peers.
Sovereign wealth funds and institutional investors are still holding 20% cash in their portfolios, suggesting more capital deployment to risk assets, a new report finds
De-risking and green securitisation will help unlock much-needed institutional capital for sustainable infrastructure projects in Asia, say executives at multilateral development banks.
Spirit Super's chairwoman criticises 'pseudo-mergers'; India's NIIF investes $286m into hospital chain; Indonesia's new sovereign wealth fund commits to avoiding 1MDB's corruption problems; New Zealand Super appoints people for three newly created executive roles; Thailand's government prepares new pension fund for launch and more.
The life insurer has promoted Fanda Ho to replace Ben Rudd, who recently moved to a new internal role.
The Korean sovereign wealth fund is joining hands with Hyundai Heavy Industries to better sniff out and assess new technology investments in the US.
A range of issues prevent pension funds and insurers from fully embracing opportunities in infrastructure. A closer alignment of interests would help plug the gap, say regional players.
The index provider's plans to add China's government bonds into a key index will force investors to weigh decent yields against political risks and market constraints.
Australia's superannuation industry will soon comprise four to five A$200 billion megafunds, with room for a few smaller, niche funds, experts say.
The country's second-largest life insurer plans a higher allocation to domestic equities and real estate assets. It also intends to focus its attention on US debt.
CPPIB, Omers and OTPP are busy hiring in the region for investment talent in credit, real assets and particularly equities. Omers is also planning to add office space in Singapore.
Offshore life insurance companies are set to grow their businesses inside the country but will need to consider new national security issues and potential joint-venture disagreements.
The third-largest pension fund in the world is still planning to reduce domestic equities despite calls from retail investors for it to support local stock prices.
The Singapore state fund recently bought into impact investing specialist LeapFrog, and is eyeing more investments that combine strong financial returns with a positive social effect.
Australia's Future Fund sees three senior executives leave; Australia Post Super discusses potential merger with Sunsuper; Indonesia's new sovereign wealth fund to get $10b from the United Arab Emirates; Dai-ichi Life invests $4.6m in immunotherapy startup; KIC of Korea opens San Francisco office; Vertex Holdings of Temasek looking to raise $800m; and more.