With social equality and national security being the main drivers for further regulations, investors are keeping a wary eye on the next possible targets.
July’s most read: GIC to hire five associates; Omers to invest C$12bn more into Asia; Aussie super funds seeking co-investments
Hirings at GIC and Schroders, Omer's plan to add up to C$12 billion ($9.5 billion) in Asia by 2025, and Singapore's AUM rise to $3.5 trillion made our top stories for July.
This month, AsianInvestor is running a series of stories on the decisions driving the choices of institutional investors as 10-year US treasuries drop further below zero.
The results posted by the Bureau of Labor Funds (BLF) in Taiwan fell short of the benchmark index, and one analyst urges more to be done particularly after last year’s scandal.
Boosted by China's Reit market development and a series of regional measures, investors are being encouraged to utilise listed real estate vehicles.
The NGO's election of a Japanese insurer board member promises to improve ESG stewardship in fixed income, plus bridge the gap between investors and policymakers.
Insto roundup: GPIF makes record cut to treasuries weighting; AustralianSuper to triple private debt investments
Omers to buy Indian renewable power producer; GPIF made record cut to treasuries weighting; AustralianSuper's private debt investments to hit A$15 billion by 2024; Hong Kong Exchange Fund's investment income recovers for H1 2021; China's securities regulator claims to seek closer cooperation with US; Allianz wins approval from Chinese regulators to launch asset management firm; and more
AsianInvestor’s list of top 10 Asian investors by AUM remains largely unchanged since last year, with the exception of China Life Insurance, which climbed five places to number nine.
Institutional investors are unfazed by the country's latest round of regulatory changes, saying they will focus on new sectors within it rather than reduce their overall exposure.
Investors and consultants have called for greater disclosure of ESG information by Asian real estate fund managers even as ESG reporting in Asia shows signs of growth.
Covid and digitalisation will have an impact on investments in Asean markets, although in the long run, the outlook is generally positive for the region, Eastspring experts said.
The Australian superannuation fund is looking to add to the team across all asset classes and increase its internally managed portfolio from 20% to as much as 50% within five years.
They have teamed up with each other and with overseas investors to boost investment capacity in real estate and infrastructure investments in Europe and North America.
Asset owners across Asia Pacific weathered some difficult market conditions in 2020. While most emerged from the year successfully, some notable exceptions suffered asset drops.
Asian institutional investors were generally more optimistic about post-pandemic economic recovery but only 33% were confident about achieving their short-term objectives.
AsianInvestor eyes ways in which technology could transform investing in the coming decade. Our last two areas consider tokenising private assets and creating investment data hubs.
Asset owners and fund managers intend to invest more into multi-family real estate across Asia and the US, as more young people forced to rent instead of buying expensive houses.
GIC’s highest 20-year annualised real return since 2015 places it among the world’s five largest sovereign wealth funds.
Insto roundup: Dai-ichi Life buys $119m climate bond; Singapore's PropertyGuru to merge with Richard Li-backed Spac
Hesta reports record 23% return for sustainable growth option; Aware Super reaches $110 billion in AUM; People's Bank of China to continue supporting ESG bonds; US-based Generate raises $2 billion from international pension funds; Korea's CWMAA looking to hire for foreign infra mandate; Temasek enters $103m JV with nanotech firm; and more.
Nearly one third of central banks plan to increase their holdings of the Chinese currency over the upcoming 12-24 months, survey from a central banking think tank found.