Australian casino vies with two private equity funds to acquire rival; Canada's CPPIB to invest into India Invit fund; Chikyoren hires Nomura and Tokio Marine fund managers for alternative mandates; OTPP real estate arm becomes founding investor in Asia Pacific focused fund; LBC Express Holdings owners consider stake sale; and more.
Constrained by tight regulation, the life insurer has been unable to invest in offshore assets. Its CIO hopes a new rule later this year will allow it to start doing so.
Major investors including GIC, VisionSuper, Unisuper and Prudential Life Thailand say that equities could see a correction while cash has become more appealing.
Could the country be greener to attract more foreign investors for buying green products?
The country’s cabinet last month approved a long-awaited law to establish a national pension fund but questions remain over its implementation date and investment strategy.
Insto roundup: NPS to hire 54 asset managers; CPPIB plans to raise stake in India infrastructure fund
NPS launches programme for 54 asset management positions; CPPIB to acquire an additional stake in an Indian infrastructure investment trust for $136m; Cadillac Fairview injects $400m into Apac-focused fund; Chikyoren hires Nomura, Tokio Marine for alternative mandates; GIC extends JV with UK student accommodation group and more.
Wealth experts believe the rollout of Wealth Connect could help to entice wealthy individuals and then family offices to establish operations in the city, especially if initial quotas are raised.
Rising interest rates and access to alternatives such as digital assets are driving the trend, as China’s wealthy show the most interest in ESG.
Institutional investors have shown interest in using exchange-traded assets to get private asset-like returns, without the drawbacks. Will asset owners jump on the bandwagon?
Changes at Prudential Corporation Asia were popular among our readers in April, who also showed interest in China's $3 trillion mutual fund market and Australia's super fund mergers.
Positive developments on climate reporting are all very well, but experts believe investor engagement and disclosure alone will not achieve 'net zero' emission targets.
As pressure mounts on superannuation funds to lower fees and maintain good returns, will they become more tempted to lean away from ESG?
Global asset owners and fund managers are going to invest more into the world's second-largest economy. They need to decide how best to do so while living up to ESG principles.
An integral part of ESG integration is active ownership. But how frequently and thoroughly are asset owners engaging with their portfolio companies?
Australia's Future Fund gains 4.5% AUM in first quarter; Chinese investors in talks to buy a stake in Saudi Aramco; Hong Kong's Exchange Fund makes $1.49bn quarterly gain; Korea's NPS could divest from coal-related investments; Temasek, GIC and other pension funds in talks with UK government to fund British green energy projects and more.
As sustainability rises as a priority among asset owners, they will need to grapple with how much they engage with poor ESG performers, and whether they should divest.
Aware Super and Conning Asia Pacific have begun mixing new forms of information - such as real-time data - with existing models to better inform their investment decisions.
A raft of climate commitments from investors around the Leaders Summit on Climate has set a challenge for asset owners and fund managers to achieve ‘net zero’ carbon emissions.
The Korean sovereign wealth fund is keen to ramp up its alternative investments but is still reserved about real estate investment opportunities.
Hong Kong is planning to add southbound trading under the current Bond Connect Scheme with mainland, providing onshore Chinese investors more diversified offshore exposure.