The sovereign wealth fund has become more cautious about private asset investing, worried that they may struggle to outperform its reference benchmark, net of an illiquidity premium.
Australia's huge bushfires underline how climate change can exacerbate environmental problems. Yet many asset owners haven't grappled with this impact on their portfolios.
To remain in the forefront of institutional investment, the sovereign wealth fund of New Zealand is reappraising its entire structure and drafting a new set of investment values.
AsianInvestor reveals the reasons for the winners of this year's Institutional Excellence award winners. First up is Future Fund for Australia/New Zealand, and CPIC for China.
The latest survey of insurers, pension funds, endowments and other institutions shows mixed allocation plans for 2020, amid expectations of more macro and market uncertainties.
The CIO of the Government Pension Investment Fund explained to AsianInvestor his thinking behind its performance fee structure and whether he will stay on as CIO.
Japan’s retirement system is in need of drastic change, but is the gradual shift to defined-contribution plans just a cop out?
Asset management has avoided major technology disruption, but its time is coming. Firms need to plan accordingly.
Investors in search of some yield could seek out one of the most basic forms of dividend available. Exotic renewables offer another option – via the medium of dance (and beef)
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.