The mandatory provident fund scheme needs a wider universe of asset classes to invest in, more fund rationalisation and lower expenses, say industry experts.
If Canada’s biggest pension fund were to open a branch in the Chinese capital, it would reflect its ambitions in the country and its pioneering approach to investing in Asia.
However, the UK firm's unit still has a lot of regulatory hurdles to overcome and will have to compete fiercely with local players.
In what could be an important test-case for ESG generally, the cry has gone up in the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks for collective investor engagement of social media companies.
With Chinese investors stepping back, Japanese, Korean and even Southeast Asian and Australian investors look set to step up their overseas real estate investments.
There's a potential social and economic price to be paid for ESG, delegates heard at an AsianInvestor event, which otherwise underlined growing interest in environment, social and governance principles.
The city is not saving anywhere near enough for its workers to retire in comfort. Changes are badly needed, say pension industry specialists.
Chinese insurers are seen shoring up their capital adequacy levels and turning more prudent with their investments as a result of looming new changes to their solvency regime.
Derivatives can help insurers manage credit and currency risks but more awareness and expertise is needed, delegates heard at our Insurance Investment Forum in Singapore.
With so much money piling into unlisted debt, attention is now turning towards what might happen when the credit cycle turns, and what investors can do to tackle liquidity challenges.
South Korea's public pension fund, the world’s third-largest, posted a negative return last year. But it's not the whole story; there's an alternative(s) angle.
Aussie pension funds to get rated; Japan Post Insurance shifts approach to sustainable investing; CEO of Philippines' SSS resigns; GIC voices concerns about market environment; and more.
How will the country further facilitate ESG investments and to what extent is such awareness set to improve among domestic institutions? Five industry experts share their views.
The Malaysian pension fund's sign-up to the UN principles further boosts Malaysia's attempts to improve levels of corporate governance and transparency.
Capital continued flowing into China's onshore bond market last year, despite trade tensions and a depreciating yuan, a survey has found. Such allocations are expected to rise further.
Some UK insurers are aggressively raising unlisted credit exposure amid growing concerns about liquidity risk and falling returns. Asian peers should take note.
Asia Capital Re and IndiaFirst Life Insurance also join in to discuss their biggest challenges, despite the growing demand for external specialist expertise.
Senior executives from some of the region's leading firms shared their views on exchange-traded funds at our Insurance Investment Forum in Hong Kong.
China's second-largest insurer will also likely continue lifting its long-term equity investments to reduce earnings volatility after adopting IFRS 9.
International institutional investors are wading into an upcoming segment of the market, encouraged by a business-to-consumer model and the possibility of a publicly traded Reit.