Industry veteran Mark Speciale is leaving the French fund house to return to the US after 22 years in Asia.
Singapore’s new corporate structure, the Variable Capital Company is helping to deliver on industry demands for a local product that is both suitable for all types of investment funds and which is also competitive on the international stage.
The firm has placed management of Asia fixed income under its emerging market debt team in London, soon after closing three global bond funds and reorganising its EM equity setup.
Axa IM loses senior equity manager; Harvest grabs fixed income head from Manulife IM; Allianz names Asia life and health CEO; GAM adds Australia insto head; Aberdeen Standard hires investment specialist in Australia; HP Wealth expands team; East Capital internally promotes Asia head; Capital Group appoints marketing director; and more.
Demographic challenges and the need for diversification abroad push pension funds to look into new sources for desired returns in a low interest rate environment.
Australia's AMP Super told to change business practices; China creates new technology investment board; Korea's direct overseas investment hits record in the first quarter; KIC hires new CIO; New Zealand's Fidelity Life appoints new COO; and more.
China is looming larger on the radar of California’s $234 billion pension fund for teachers, as it undertakes a major portfolio management overhaul.
AsianInvestor has launched its sixth annual Institutional Excellence awards. We welcome submissions from outstanding asset owners, and nominations from third parties.
Asset owners and fund managers gathered at the annual AsianInvestor 14th Asian Investment Summit on May 21 and 22 to learn about the latest investment trends in Asia.
The large and fast-growing US fund house has poached an executive from Pimco to replace Carlo Venes after his promotion and relocation to head office.
Taking an active approach to managing fixed income portfolios can be the key to outperformance. Doing this effectively matters in Asia, in particular, given the higher risk of defaults in 2019.
Private equity investors are stepping up their due diligence of fund managers’ operations and governance amid growing worries about their lack of transparency.
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.
GPIF seeks information on private debt; GIC buys Julius Baer stake; Holland gets Rmb50bn in RQFII quota; Korean insurers' hedging woes rising; GEPS' new PE and RE plans; investor pressure rising on Japanese corporates; and more.
The end of the current growth cycle is looming on the horizon, but choppy market conditions are no reason to be pessimistic, according to Schroders’ Simon Doyle who urges investors to get active because there’s no such thing as a free lunch.
Australia's Future Fund says a fraction of savings could support renewable energy; China urged to establish Rmb500 billion pension fund; Khazanah considers investing in Softbank fund; Temasek's philanthropy arm establishes impact investing fund and looks to invest in India renewable energy company and more.
A new survey by Greenwich Associates reveals many global investors are considering Asian opportunities given that low yields in the US, Europe and Japan have proved advantageous for those investing in Asian fixed income assets.
Asset owners from around the region convened in Hong Kong in May to discuss future investment strategies.
The mounting trade war between China and the US has caused equity corrections, but fund managers say regional debt could perform best if a favourable trade deal is struck.
Most family offices are slower than their peers in the US and Nordic countries to develop sustainable investments, but some are being more assertive.