Beijing's increasing sensitivity around protests in Hong Kong is bringing the compromise international companies and investors take to invest in the nation to the fore.
Speaking at FundForum Asia yesterday, Hong Kong Housing Society’s head of treasury revealed the organisation’s plan to dial back its long-standing active strategy.
The move is part of an asset owner partnership strategy to help Poba increase its direct investments, and it offers the pension fund a good strategic overlap.
State funds conduct major M&A in Q3; First State Super signs equities partnership with HSBC GAM; Foreign asset owners raise China bond stakes; GPIF partners African Development Bank on ESG; NPS slammed for sin stock splurge; South Korea delays capital rules boost on insurers; Kyobo Life to invest third of AUM offshore, and more.
Panellists of AsianInvestor’s third Institutional Investment Forum Thailand tell delegates why they shun big-ticket investments in the so-called ‘unicorns’.
The US state pension fund has made the decision as part of a review of its asset manager relationships with an eye on simplification, cost-efficiency and greater excess return.
With only a six month addition to Hiromichi Mizuno’s tenure, it is unclear who will execute the world largest pension fund’s extended investments plans, which face a revamp in early 2020.
How does Muang Thai Life engage with external managers? A keynote interview at AsianInvestor’s third Institutional Investment Forum Thailand reveals all.
In the case of AustralianSuper, an $112 billion retirement fund, strong inflows are adding to the pressure to accelerate investment team growth.
Artificial intelligence promises to be one of the most disruptive technologies in asset management in the next 10 years. If it doesn't live up to the hype it won't be for want of trying.
Asian life insurers are more cautious than global peers about economic risks, according to a new survey. Some, including AIA and FWD, are seeking to diversify their risks in response.
The masks ban using colonial-era legislation further damages Hong Kong's democratic credentials. With no end to the turmoil in sight, the city's financial status continues to weaken.
Amid concerns about the effect of the Japan-Korea trade war on the global economy, Korean asset owners are being pressured to act on the issue.
Nine foreign fund firms are included in this year's preferential scheme, but is it discouraging product innovation and hurting investor interests?
Aussie bank Westpac could sell life insurer division; NCSSF of China gets more state shares; NZ Super chief executive bemoans government venture fund being included in its assets; GPIF Hiromichi Mizuno has contract extended six months; Korea's NPS invites bids for risk aggregation services; Singapore's Temasek looks to invest into unicorns, and more.
Diversification bids the Korean asset owner to expand its geographic focus. The move comes after years of consideration, its CIO tells AsianInvestor.
Family offices in the US are increasingly keen on building investments in Asia and especially China. But doing so can be tricky, which is leading many to seek partners.
It has yet to pick its external managers, let alone fulfil its QDII quota, AsianInvestor’s Institutional Investment Forum China heard. 'Why?' is a question with broader ramifications.
Paul Carrett says he supports the use of derivatives to hedge risks and execute promptly and hopes the new RBC regime doesn’t limit the investment opportunities available to insurers.
Securities companies are leading the way for Korean overseas property investments. But they are taking increasingly large bets by doing so.