Venture financing in Asia appears to have slowed sharply since a record 2018. But activity behind the scenes suggests this is simply a blip as early-stage tech investment gains traction.
Very few asset owners in Asia adopt environmental, social and governance principles in their fixed income portfolios. Credit rating agencies could play a key role in changing that.
Despite the market's improved mood music, investment experts have reined in their expectations for this weekend's Osaka summit and remain wary of the economic downside.
The country's investors are facing risks stemming from the cost of hedging US dollar-denominated alternative investments, and are trying to overcome them via various means.
How much should Japanese pension funds manage in-house and how much should they place externally? The decision is increasingly dominating the thoughts of local CIOs.
Australian superannuation funds are increasing foreign assets; six bidders vie for Anbang Insurance's luxury hotel portfolio; GIC raises property ties to India's DLF and Tata Group; Japan lifers hope the dollar will weaken; NPS eyes Singapore property stake; Nippon Life buys 35% of Myanmar insurer, and more.
There will now be no such mandate this year because of the difficulties involved in finding an appropriate benchmark, Taiwan’s biggest state pension fund tells AsianInvestor.
A new report on the plans of impact investors suggests they want to add more to investments in social and environmental projects, despite rising market volatility centring on China.
Attractive demographics, political reforms and untapped potential have raised India's draw among investors. But some are hoping for a correction to pick up assets for the long-term.
Overseas private equity markets are gaining traction despite concerns about illiquid assets, said corporate pension executives at AsianInvestor’s Institutional Investment Forum in Tokyo.
Signs are growing that the US economy may be slowing after a record period of sustained growth. That poses questions for Asian investors, most of who have some US exposure.
A solid track record and an international profile are among the factors named for David Park, the preferred prospect to lead investments at South Korea’s sovereign wealth fund.
The sovereign wealth fund is coming to the end of a three-year upgrade of its own technology. Its next plan? Another multi-year focus to embrace cutting edge solutions.
The Australian super fund changed its approach earlier in the decade and was able to scale up under a single strategic relationship.
Demographic challenges and the need for diversification abroad push pension funds to look into new sources for desired returns in a low interest rate environment.
More Chinese insurers are expanding their teams for private equity investments as interest in the asset class grows. They are still likely to have to rely on external managers though.
The ratcheting of US-China trade tensions could lead to a possible devaluation in the renminbi, which would damage the case for holding Chinese assets.
Australia's AMP Super told to change business practices; China creates new technology investment board; Korea's direct overseas investment hits record in the first quarter; KIC hires new CIO; New Zealand's Fidelity Life appoints new COO; and more.
China is looming larger on the radar of California’s $234 billion pension fund for teachers, as it undertakes a major portfolio management overhaul.
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