The German insurer is using its new holding company as a platform to develop its business faster in China, but more rivals will be there soon.
It may be too soon to assess the likely effect of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, but investors are taking risk off the table in the short term while they hope for a swift recovery.
Australia's Future Fund cut risks in late 2019 and invested in data centres; the Hong Kong Exchange Fund made a 6.2% investment return; NZ Super invests again in local hotels; Temasek and alts asset manager EQT set up $500m India renewable energy platform and the Singapore fund pledges to be carbon neutral by 2030 and more.
Alternatives and emerging market equities will be Australian asset owners' preferred targets as they invest more offshore, a new survey by JP Morgan Asset Management reveals.
Asset owners in the region have begun to take climate change more seriously and weigh how to adapt their portfolios, say regional investment experts.
Liquidity concerns over private equity assets may drive the demand for open-ended funds, but understanding the vehicles’ underlying assets is paramount.
External managers are obliged to comply with greenhouse gas emission rules, forming part of the life insurer's efforts to lift ESG standards in China.
The two pension fund managers are among a growing number of asset owners using new approaches to data analysis and technology to enhance returns and cost-efficiency.
As interest in alternatives grows, the CIO of Japan's national pension fund believes that the mindset of asset owners must change, if they want to hire the staff they need.
Australia's financial regulator questions sustainability of life insurance; Allianz opens China's first fully foreign insurance holding company; GPIF of Japan teams up with multilateral institution to focus on social bonds; yen's fall troubles Japanese insurers; Korean pension executives step down ahead of election; Malaysia's PNB revamps leadership team and more.
The $153 billion public pension fund’s new chief investment officer explained why it has raised its private market exposure and is doing more direct investing.
Tsai Ing-wen, who was re-elected to a second presidential term last weekend, should take the bull by the horns and further improve the island's pension system over the next four years.
Hong Kong’s de facto central bank voices its support for the upcoming limited partnership regime as more details of the developing legal framework emerge.
For this Year of the Pig lookback, AsianInvestor considers how our view of asset owners' rising engagement with ESG fared.
After merging domestic alternatives investments into its global strategy, the state pension fund is now putting its efforts into overseas expansion.
Although asset owners are looking more closely at climate impacts on their portfolios, the bushfire crisis is bringing much greater urgency to the issue.
The Canadian pension fund’s head of Asia remains confident that Hong Kong has the edge in providing regional accessibility as it sets out to accelerate its investments in the region.
For this Year of the Pig reflection, we look back at our forecast of whether China's ETF Connect was likely to open during 2019.
China's NSSF reports 15.5% return for 2019; GPIF and TCorp buy stake in Brussels Airport from Ontario Teachers; Korea's NPS shakes up alternatives division; GIC seeks to sell Spanish logistics park; Temasek seeks joint-bid for elevator unit of troubled company and more.
China’s former central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan has spoken in favour of letting pension funds invest overseas, a sign senior officials are considering such a move.