The Dutch pension fund says it will push for improvements in ESG practices of its portfolio companies in South Korea and Japan with active engagement, including lobbying the government and the media and using its voting rights.
Exclusive research from Nuveen reveals APAC asset owners are more likely to implement inflation mitigation changes in portfolio, through incorporating – or increasing – less liquid investments, than investors from other regions.
Concerns remain on whether interest rate hikes by the Fed will be able to slow economic activity and tame inflation — or push the US economy into recession, triggering major uncertainties for Asian capital markets.
Norges Bank Investment Management, GIC and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority are among anchor investors in the initial public offering of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India; Future Fund warns of heightened risks as it reports -1.5% returns for Q1 2022; Five Japanese insurers invest $367.3 million in World Bank sustainable bond; and more.
Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC takes up 49.9% stake in Wee Hur’s student housing portfolio in Australia; China's Sunshine Insurance reportedly looking to list on HKEX in potentially the largest IPO of the year; New China Insurance issues a warning that its first-quarter profit might decline 70%; and Temasek sends stern warning on corporate governance to portfolio companies; and more
Investor interests in the Internet and technology and ESG sectors may prop up the private equity market amid global uncertainties.
Indonesia's new sovereign wealth fund to invest $2.72 billion in toll roads; Singapore's MAS tightens tax criteria for family offices; Harvard University's endowment among risk-averse US institutional investors looking to reduce commitments in China; and more.
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Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC is leading a $240 million Series D funding round for open source technology company Grafana Labs; South Korea’s Yellow Umbrella Mutual Aid Fund is seeking managers for a $328 million real estate mandate; Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) posted HK$76.2 billion loss in the first quarter of 2022, and more.
GPIF renews CIO term for two years as its ESG head retires; Nicole Bradford joins Australian Retirement Trust as head of sustainable investment from Cbus; Cbus promotes head of investment options as it shifts the function in-house; Former Poba CIO takes up senior advisor role; and more
The chair of the National Council for Social Security Fund of China said the fund must grasp investment opportunities in technology; Australian institutional investors commit $38 billion to UK's green energy transition; Hang Seng Investment Management takes over management of Hong Kong's largest exchange-traded fund from State Street Global Advisors; and more.
The world’s largest pension fund is wielding its bargaining powers to drive environmental, social and governance (ESG) development across Asia.