Eight years of AsianInvestor data on the region’s leading institutional investors reveals which asset owners are growing the fastest.
The Chinese sovereign wealth fund believes co-investments can effectively expand its investment pipeline but is looking outside the US for fund vehicles or direct investments.
AsianInvestor has launched its seventh annual Institutional Excellence Awards. We welcome submissions from outstanding asset owners, and nominations from third parties.
The Taiwanese state pension fund is inviting fund houses to submit proposals for two major five-year global mandates, as it looks to raise alternatives and rotate out poor performers.
Australian supers face more scrutiny on climate and infra investments; China to add up to $3b quarterly to QDII scheme; Indonesia to launch new SWF in January; Japan's GPIF leads pensions to raise US dollars from Chinese holders; Korea Post looks to sell insurance unit; Taiwan's BLF awards $2.3b sustainable bond mandate and more.
One week away from the US presidential election, investors and experts believe a likely Biden victory would mean more negotiation and potentially a weaker US dollar.
The Philippine insurer has also raised its cash holdings amid fears of a lingering impact from Covid on the local economy and stock market, says chief investment officer Arleen Guevara.
The building society's defined benefit fund will be relying more on private credit for returns as it de-risks and moves into payout mode, says its chief investment officer.
Pent-up demand among Korean asset owners for overseas property is resulting in a rush for logistics deals, but there is less interest in office assets, even in prime locations.
Following the launch of a new initiative, funds like Cbus and Australian Ethical explain how they are working to reduce their portfolio emissions and engage with investee companies.
The insurer explained the value of data-as-a-service (Daas) and the implementation challenges in a webcast hosted by AsianInvestor.
The largest retirement funds in the Netherlands and South Korea have formed a landmark partnership to focus on real asset mega-deals. Their investment heads tell AsianInvestor why.
Mercer CFA Institute's Global Pension Index 2020 report shows retirement systems in Australia, China, Hong Kong and Malaysia performed worse than global peers this year.
The Malaysian state-linked unit trust manager has given factor-based global equity mandates to three fund houses and is mulling investing into new types of illiquid assets, say sources.
Ping An raises $875m for two funds via subsidiaries; Dai-Ichi Life invests $100m into renewable power fund; Korea Post to hire two managers for US corporate bond mandate; NPS and other Korea pensions to begin buying stocks again; Temasek, Goldman Sachs buy into maker of fake meat; Former LTAT CEO eyes top jub at Kwap; Taiwan's PSPF sees investment income fall 65% over eight months and more.
A new Invesco study finds a lack of consensus around terminology among some of the challenges facing institutional investors implementing factor-investing in fixed income.
Regional asset owners are eager to invest more funds into data centre-focused funds. Several specialist managers are launching new vehicles to take advantage.
The region's insurers will need to navigate a combination of an influx of new capital rules and accountancy changes as they seek to invest their growing portfolios.
The de facto central bank plans to increase the liquidity level in its portfolio. Experts say this could mean cutting its alternative asset exposure while raising its allocation to bonds.
Sales of ETFs to Asian institutions continue to grow, but most are looking to international products. The region's regulators need to cut the rules limiting ETFs to grow, say experts.