Income Insurance CIO David Chua says it’s too soon to write off China and notes the importance of China and the rest of Asia’s emerging markets for its portfolio allocation.
Malaysia's top life insurers Manulife and Generali Life still see attractive investment ideas in the ESG space, and believe the emergence of sophisticated ESG standards across emerging markets are helping shape those opportunities.
Australia's markets and securities regulator plans to place superannuation funds under more scrutiny in 2024, as it looks to enhance consumer protection.
A US federal government pension decides to exclude investments in Hong Kong; Philippines' Maharlika fund can finance up to 80 potential projects; Korean pension snaps up stake in US crypto exchange; Australia's ART brings one more super fund under its fold; and more.
Sun Life Asia's Hong Kong-based ALM head leaves; Philippines's Maharlika fund gets first chief; Cerulli to shut Asia, Europe operations; Bosera AM's general manager departs; Amundi appoints new ETF sales heads; and more.
AsianInvestor hosted its investment briefing in November in Kuala Lumpur, which featured a number of high-profile speakers and delegates.
Sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and insurers are reallocating property portfolios to tap opportunities across the region as e-commerce, automation and relocation of manufacturing drive growth.
Strategic gains to be made from the current interest rate environment as well as duration matching benefits, investment heads say.
Malaysia’s stock market is not providing the desired growth premium, and insurers instead are turning to overseas and private market assets, the audience hears at AsianInvestor’s Malaysia Global Investment Forum.
GIC in tie-up to develop green ammonia in India; Teachers' Pension hires CIO from SK Securities; Ontario Teachers' clears competition hurdle to acquire stake in India's BusyBees Logistics; Temasek leads funding round for Indian spacetech firm; and more.
Pushbacks against ESG standards especially in the US provide incitements for even better reporting and transparency, ESG proponents agreed at UN-affiliated summit in Tokyo.
Nippon Life, Japan's largest life insurer, says institutional investors need to step up responsibility beyond ESG risk management, as capital market operations evolve.