There is a feeling in some quarters that, in light of the huge demand for tech startups, successful venture managers are asking for too much in return for access to their funds.
Technology investing via venture capital has rapidly gained appeal among asset owners, but sovereign wealth funds, in particular, are focusing more on direct investments in this area.
The Chinese insurer aims to trim a heavy allocation to alternatives, but sees opportunities in some emerging markets and in greenfield infrastructure.
The country has slowly liberalised its financial markets, but it can do more to attract international investors, says the Asia Securities Industry Financial Markets Association.
Sovereign wealth funds in Asia and the world are more cautious about private assets and looking to target their holdings more carefully, according to the IFSWF.
Very few asset owners in Asia adopt environmental, social and governance principles in their fixed income portfolios. Credit rating agencies could play a key role in changing that.
Asian investors have focused mostly on bringing environmental, social and governance factors into equities. The next step is to add them in their fixed-income investments.
Asset owner CIOs say there are several ways to spot companies seeking to artificially burnish their ESG credentials.
As environmental, social and governance investing grows across the region, asset owners are having to consider how truthful companies are being in their commitments.
Taiwan's Bureau for Labor Funds is helping push ESG standards, but the island's investors need topdown regulatory guidance to make the concepts flourish.
The standards are relatively new in Taiwan, but there is enough raw potential among its citizens to support a deeper level of adoption.
James Chen, the chief investment officer of a family manufacturing business, discusses his careful, long-term approach to global investing.
For asset owners looking to expand their investment horizons into agriculture, climate change and some difficult regulations offer potential obstacles to their ambitions.
Asset owners looking to diversify assets are increasingly eyeing opportunities in agriculture, with its relatively predictable returns. Interested parties include major sovereign wealth funds.
In a new Quarterly Sentiment Indicator of asset owners, AsianInvestor gathered the views of 36 insurers about their investment outlook and strategy for the coming months.
Warehousing and supply chain assets in Asia are squarely on institutional investors' radar. But they pose their own risks, so must fulfil certain criteria to attract capital.
Asia’s booming logistics sector is attracting asset owners to invest in warehousing and storage facilities, both in established markets and emerging Asia.
Global investors need to better assess how much exposure to get to the country as its financial markets expand. Equities and private assets in particular offer some opportunities.
The deputy chief investment officer of Hostplus discussed the superannuation fund's interest in hedge-fundesque investments, as well as raising allocations to infrastructure and property.
The government needs to raise investor awareness about saving for retirement while rationalising the mandatory provident fund scheme, say industry experts.