The Singapore funds have reinforced their standing as the world's most active sovereign wealth investors, underlining the benefits of strong global resources and partnerships.
A growing number of investors in the region are using climate-aligned allocation strategies, but they could do more. Few set environmental standards in mandates, for instance.
Major asset owners like Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC discuss lessons learned from the pandemic.
The Singapore sovereign wealth fund is understood to be working to integrate data science – a cutting-edge practice in the investment space – more closely into its processes.
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated changes in how international asset owners invest in Asia. They are increasingly moving to add resources and form partnerships in the region.
Danish pension plan PBU may have backed a Southeast Asia women-focused fund for commercial reasons, but it is in a small minority of asset owners making such investments.
Korea's financial regulator is increasingly trying to impose caution in respect of illiquid investments, especially offshore ones, but the tide of flows into such assets is still rising.
The new recruit at the UK asset management unit of Canada’s Great-West Life expects Southeast Asian stocks to catch up with their North Asian peers soon enough.
Future Fund's Costello decries tech stock bubble; Australian super funds not worried about inflation; Chinese investment into Australia lowest for decade; Korea's NPS returns 9.7%; Korean insurers to get more scrutiny of their investments; Khazanah injects capital into Malaysia Airlines; Temasek makes more China tech investments; GIC forms HK JV to acquire Shanghai site; CPPIB's Machin quits on vaccine scandal.
Malaysia's flagship pension fund hits $250 billion with the help of strong returns from overseas, private and externally managed investments, says its outgoing CEO.
Some of the country's family offices are aiming to build larger positions in unlisted investments in order to take advantage of its maturing alternative asset sector.
The Korean pension fund giant is venturing into timberland investment, and more asset owners are expected to follow suit as they seek diversification and sustainable investments.
Yields on high-yield bonds have never been lower, but they retain a substantial share of fixed income portfolios. We asked investment experts how they are approaching these assets.
With parts of Japan under a state of emergency due to the virus, the prospect of the games being cancelled remains. However, officials are confident the event will go ahead.
The easing measures could favor equities in Hong Kong and the US while insurers still see hurdles in offshore exposure.
Several European insurers are moving to start including emerging market assets – most notably Asian private credit – in their illiquid portfolios, says Joel Krueger, Aon's global CIO.
Standard & Poor’s says asset volatility will lead insurers to invest more in offshore debt, a need that could raise questions for their regulators.
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