By cutting exposure to public equities, Asia family offices have managed to dodge some of the damage from market downturns that hit their European and Middle Eastern counterparts.
Despite an existing and sizeable allocation to China public equities, the second-largest pension fund in the US is looking to appoint specialist fund managers.
Asian pension funds need to work twice as hard, especially in governance for investment oversight, to keep pushing for greater portfolio diversification and resilience in order to fulfil their fiduciary duty to an ageing population.
US asset managers are choosing expensive growth shares over cheaper value equities amid recession fears. Are Asian investors doing the same?
In August 2018, Ping An Insurance stated it would lower its share of stocks in its portfolio as it aimed to adhere to IFRS 9. Its interim report released August 24 shows that the insurer has delivered on that promise.
Asset managers and analysts discuss whether the recent wave of delisting from American stock exchanges by Chinese state-owned companies signals an ongoing trend — and whether Hong Kong and Shanghai might benefit from the shift.
AsianInvestor’s most recent survey of the region’s asset owners shows higher appetite for public equity investments. In particular, pension funds’ rebalancing strategies have been a key driver of this trend.
The Ohio attorney general together with PFA Pension will co-lead the consolidated effort to recover millions of dollars in investor losses on Facebook (Meta) plunge.
Once predominantly invested in Hong Kong and Chinese equities, Sun Life’s Asian equity portfolio has become more diversified across Asia as black swan events become more common.
For the Dutch pension fund manager, actively investing in the communications industry means keeping an eye on new technology, regulations, and consumer behaviour to continue to outperform their index.
Varsity endowments are cutting back allocations to public markets in favour of private alternatives for higher yields, a trend that is expected to stay as inflation bites and stocks and bonds lose their allure.
A weaker yen has made Japanese equities more attractive. The investment in the Japan ETF has recorded a 5.3% return as of Wednesday during the holding period since May 19.