The need for professionals to adapt to a virtual contact environment has become prevalent across the investment industry. Firms that adapt fastest may benefit the most.
AsianInvestor profiles 20 leading executives who helped advance institutional investment over the past 20 years. This time we focus on Li Keping, formerly of CIC of China, and Mohamad Nasir ab Latif, previously of Malaysia's EPF.
With interest rates treading at record low levels, Muang Thai Life's research head and four industry specialists outline how insurers can best cope with even lower for longer rates.
While we were still in a period of shock and awe during the March/April period, the latter parts of Q2 were better described as a period of healing and adjustment. Significant rate cuts from the developed market (DM) and emerging market (EM) central banks illustrate the global scale of the economic challenges created by Covid-19.
As asset managers and owners tighten their grip on costs and self-indexing gains traction, index providers are working more with clients in areas such as ESG and risk analytics.
They overwhelmingly believe that digital infrastructure is becoming more important than regular infrastructure for investment, according to a new survey.
The pandemic has spurred an uptick in the adoption of technology, but for some private equity managers and investors implementing the change has not been easy.
The pandemic has sharpened investors’ focus on ESG adoption, but for Khazanah and other asset owners in Asia, scaling up sustainability-themed investments has its challenges.
Effective use of data can help asset owners improve returns, reduce costs and gain an edge when bidding for assets – even helping to undercut rivals, as one sovereign fund has shown.
In an environment where investing in a few large cap stocks is the key to outperformance, fund managers who are truly active and still outperform will gain appeal, industry experts say.
Some asset owners in the region are reducing riskier assets, while more investors around the world are planning to increase their allocations to government bonds.
The advent of Covid-19 has accelerated the appeal of technology and data stocks, and raised their valuations. How should long-term focused investors get exposure without overpaying?
A global survey of 300 investment managers reinforces the value of ‘whole office’ solutions for achieving greater efficiency and resiliency in investment operations.
Regional insurers lack a holistic approach to ESG adoption, but appear likely to increasingly use exchange-traded funds as they increase their usage of the principles.
Asset owners in Asia Pacific are also more likely than those in Europe and North America to change their strategic allocations this year, finds a new study by Bfinance.
Distressed investors are looking to strike more deals as Covid-19 is better understood, especially in China. But due diligence difficulties could restrict such deals to big investors.
ESG policy is ramping up at a government and investor level, as investors come under scrutiny for their behaviour and responses to the pandemic.
This is the second of six articles in Eastspring’s Asian Expert Series, which explores the future of Asia post Covid-19. While the outbreak accelerated many of the technological shifts that were already underway prior to the pandemic, we identify five key trends that will reshape the global landscape and the role Asia will play.
Technology is reshaping how asset owners and managers run their portfolios and interconnect, and the pandemic has accelerated that trend.