The AU$85 billion ($61.6 billion) Australian super fund has some exposure to indebted property developer Evergrande. Meanwhile, China’s construction finance is part of its core strategy in real estate.
When it comes to family offices, the generations don't always see eye to eye. For the younger generation, ESG concerns and tech plays are beginning to predominate.
The $95 billion Korean savings will set up a separately managed account for real estate debt investment early next year in order to shorten decision-making and help it win deals in a crowded market.
Its head of infrastructure revealed the insurer’s asset allocation targets at AsianInvestor’s latest Private Assets Investments Week
Private credit might be less attractive than it was last year as investors rush into the market, but there are sweet spots to be found.
The group will look for private debt opportunities in Asia but CIO Alvin Ying noted the maturity journey of the market could take a while.
ESG has increasingly been ingrained into asset owners' investment policies, including the external fund managers they hire, according to institutional investor executives.
Samsung Group's insurance arms are looking to expand their capacities and hedge against inflation via overseas GPs in infrastructure and real estate investments.
The Korean sovereign wealth fund cut growth stocks in the technology, media and telecom sector in favour of bluechips, and is looking to Europe as the US-China spat deepens.
The life insurer wants to increase its investments in the private debt, credit, and derivatives markets as it strives to manage its liabilities better.
Uncertainty from Covid-19 and due diligence challenges have prompted real estate investors to favour blind pools over large-scale projects.
With assets under management reaching $195.7 billion at the end of May, the Korean sovereign wealth fund is continuing to raise its game with alternative assets.
Chief executive Eddie Yue highlights the urgency of providing greener banking system, and explains how Hong Kong could help Chinese green bonds issuers.
Senior executives at the Taiwan financial group and Canadian pension fund believe that companies have to make an ESG transition, and may not have a choice in a few years.
Investors from China and the US are expected to continue buying assets in each other’s markets despite the blacklist of Chinese firms with military and surveillance ties.
Indonesia Hajj Fund Management Agency (BPKH) says that pandemic woes hit direct investment in 2020, but the fund remains firm in its commitment to using it as a tool to drive ESG change
Two asset owners - one from Korea and the other from the Philippines - describe how overseas and alternative assets are the best hedge against inflation and rate fears.
Regional investors look set to seek more investments in the asset class, especially from North America and Asia, say senior executives at asset owners and fund houses.
The investment industry lacks coherent sustainability standards, which makes applying them harder, said officials at asset owners and fund houses from Japan, Malaysia and Korea.
Rising prices appear to be mostly transitory but could begin to pose broader concerns if they remain elevated for a long period, the asset owner believes.