Some of the country’s pension funds are benefiting from years of diversification efforts, although the pandemic’s fallout has made investment execution harder.
The incoming president of the world’s largest pension fund will need to oversee a freer hand in foreign asset allocation and appoint a new CIO, with Hiromichi Mizuno leaving.
The second-largest life insurer in Taiwan cuts its allocation to China bonds and raises its exposure to North America.
Asia Pacific insurers look weaker as markets collapse; Australia pension funds slash private asset valuations; Asian Development Bank invests $100m into India's sovereign wealth fund; GPIF's CIO leaves and it pushes into green bonds and real estate; Korea insurers prepare for mergers; Temasek's value plummets by one-third and more.
Pension funds may be reluctant to look further to equities, following the major market drops of March. But for genuinely long-term investors, stocks and alternative assets still offer appeal.
Rising lifespans and low fixed-income payments are creating a headache for pension funds. They need to adapt how they invest, even if some lessons run contrary to recent volatility.
As markets continue to gyrate, some of the island's larger insurers have sought to take advantage while smaller players are struggling with weaker capital positions.
Market volatility has resulted in challenges in both equity and fixed-income investments for China's biggest lifer.
How Abu Dhabi’s flagship sovereign wealth fund is increasingly making direct private equity investments – with Asia a key focus – in what is a key trend among big asset owners.
As institutional investors begin to grapple with the risks of water scarcity amid a time of climate change, they will need help in evaluating their portfolio's exposure.
Regional governments are weighing all funding options to offset falling economies. But few look likely to draw down on sovereign fund assets – for now.
The Korean state pension fund is pursuing a seemingly muddled strategy, investing in fossil fuel projects even as it says it will implement environmental, social and governance efforts.
The disease’s outbreak looks set to change the appeal of real assets as it forces a new way of living and working on people amid global lockdown.
Water scarcity is emerging as a major climate challenge for institutional investors. While most attention is on the coronavirus impact, this stands to be a big longer-term concern.
The coronavirus pandemic are challenging investment strategies in more than one way. But the postponement of upcoming tighter regulations might provide a ray of light.
With oil-producing countries hit hard by the crude price crash, their state institutions will have to dump liquid assets and, by default, raise private market allocations, say industry experts.
Australia's pension funds brace for withdrawals amid rout; China's CPIC boasted 22.7% AUM increase in 2019; Japan's GPIF to name new head; Korea's NPS estimates recent stock losses at $55bn; Korean investors halt investing in US midstream oil firms and most alternative assets; NZ Super to invest into volatility, despite losing $5.1bn this year and more.
Pension fund investors are in for a shock, with global equity market falls reducing their assets. There are a few ways they can react to minimise falls and maximise returns.
Hong Kong is competing with many of its regional peers to develop itself into a green finance hub. But there is one thing that the city should first do to realise this ambition.
Artificial intelligence could revolutionise actively managed funds, but it cannot expand until regulators accept them and they build multi-year track records, say advocates.