US state retirement funds are often cautious about building alternatives exposure in Asia, say industry experts. Staff compensation, funding ratios and heavy domestic bias are all factors.
Several major state pension funds in the US are focused on building listed Asia asset investments, while opportunistically looking to source more alternative investments too.
The opening of China's capital markets to international investors is creating a challenge for American pension funds: how to invest there, especially in the midst of the current trade war?
In the first of a series of articles on American state retirement funds’ approach to investing in Asia, and particularly China, we look at the impact of growing tensions lately.
Insurance technology companies may be a sensible investment draw for life insurers in the region, but building them to be successful is an expensive endeavour.
With life insurance on the rise in Asia, asset owners are keen to invest in associated insurtech companies. A number of such deals have already been executed.
Asian insurers lag their global peers when it comes to investing in insurance technology start-ups, but are trying to catch up. It's seen as a potentially risky but worthwhile strategic play.
The proliferation of self-professed cybersecurity companies, combined with data sensitivity, makes it tricky for asset owners to find the right investments.
Institutional investors are becoming more keen on investing in cybersecurity companies, but doing so is not easy, in part because it's proving costly to do so.
Asia Pacific’s asset owners have yet to deeply invest in cybersecurity companies but should consider doing so, both for their own protection and for returns.
The country's efforts to liberalise its fund management industry offer foreign asset houses opportunity, but there are several hurdles still in place to their onshore growth hopes.
Family offices in the US are increasingly keen on building investments in Asia and especially China. But doing so can be tricky, which is leading many to seek partners.
AsianInvestor asked investors and consultants in New York how they are allocating to Asia and how much they are concerned by current issues
JP Morgan has come up with a novel way to monetise Donald Trump's twitter tirades; and is gold glistering more for investors, as mainstream markets become less certain?
Michael Felman, an experienced family investor in New York, explains how Asian investors are keen on mega-trends and physical assets.
Investment portfolios may be able to cut their carbon exposure by using screening methods without hurting returns, suggests new research by S&P Dow Jones Indices.
The second half survey of alternatives data provider Preqin reveals that investors are not very confident about the future, which could lead some to re-weigh their private asset allocations.
A new generation of wealthy people sees the potential of adding modern technology into their family offices. But traditional skills and experience are also a vital commodity.
Asset owners in the country are varying their private equity investing plans, with some focusing on strong partners and others beginning to concentrate on deals at home to cut risk.
The desire of asset owners across Asia to build more private asset positions could cause some problems if they don't extend their investing horizons to new areas.