The region's largest investors are increasingly looking at impact investing. But to do so effectively, they need to effectively measure how successful these approaches are proving.
The country’s issuance of sustainable debt should flourish, but it needs to improve its rules, standards and research.
As the concept of engagement continues to spread, asset owners need to decide how far they are prepared to push recalcitrant companies.
The mounting appeal of China's local bond market is being counterbalanced by its lack of quality research and paucity of good information about companies' ESG track records.
Many investment offices of wealthy families are more concerned with making money from cryptocurrencies than fretting about their environmental impact.
Bitcoin and its ilk have gained a bad rep for being carbon-intensive, but some blockchain technologies are being adapted to support ESG-friendly assets.
The South Caucasus nation depends on oil and gas. Its sovereign wealth fund CEO says it is trying to navigate a path to sustainability.
Major asset owners are starting to consider how to better measure the effect of their sustainable investment approaches.
AsianInvestor’s list of top 10 Asian investors by AUM remains largely unchanged since last year, with the exception of China Life Insurance, which climbed five places to number nine.
How one very online man has managed to manipulate cryptocurrencies to his benefit; and the cost and continuing appeal of major sporting events amid a global pandemic.
Asset owners across Asia Pacific weathered some difficult market conditions in 2020. While most emerged from the year successfully, some notable exceptions suffered asset drops.
Asset owners in China grew their AUM by an average of 27.61% between 2019 and 2020, but insurers grew the most, AsianInvestor’s list of largest asset owners shows.
The country’s second largest pension fund sees partnerships as a way to gain knowledge and further its sustainability objectives.
Malaysia’s largest pension fund went through a thorough self-analysis before adopting public ESG portfolio goals. Its former chief executive explains how.
AsianInvestor identifies five ways in which technology will force fund management to evolve. We begin with the likely impact on product distribution and flexibility.
The unimpressive returns of alternative premia products of late are unlikely to attract regional asset owners to invest in them, despite their supposed advantages of diversification.
Alternative risk premia funds are often touted as an appealing investment option, despite performing badly in recent years. Asset owners need to consider how much value they offer.
Major asset owners like Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC discuss lessons learned from the pandemic.
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated changes in how international asset owners invest in Asia. They are increasingly moving to add resources and form partnerships in the region.
AsianInvestor concludes its awards descriptions by revealing the asset owner that excelled during Covid-19 and the region's most impressive chief investment officer.