Investors in Australia increasingly want companies to formulate better sustainability strategies for the recovery phase of the Covid-19 crisis, but data limitations remain a concern.
The impacts of the pandemic have been more significant for some pension funds than others, prompting renewed talk of mergers between smaller funds.
The pandemic has revealed allocation weaknesses at some pension funds, and they should consider delegating investing and portfolio structuring decisions, argues Mercer.
The pandemic underlines the benefits of a TPA model, said executives from Australia’s Cbus and Future Fund and insurer Prudential at a webinar hosted by AsianInvestor and SimCorp.
The Australian sovereign fund remains cautious but is positioned for buying opportunities as its diversified strategy shows its worth.
The Australian retirement fund’s CIO wants to keep all of his portfolio with external firms. He says that it has become easier to negotiate lower manager fees as some peers internalise.
The Australian pension fund is widening its alternatives exposure and assessing its approach to Chinese assets. Troy Rieck, the CIO, wants the US to open up its infrastructure market.
The Australian superannuation fund is refocusing on tilting with the help of a new overlay programme and expanding private market exposure under the direction of its new CIO.
A link is emerging between pension funds' exposure to alternative investments and their asset growth, according to two recently-released studies.
Prudential names new Singapore CEO; MS Amlin replaces Asia chief; Pimco loses sales trio in HK; Principal Financial appoints new division heads in HK; Gam hires distribution manager in Australia; Colliers names new Apac CEO; East Ventures names adviser.
A period of looming inertia as the sovereign wealth fund seeks a new leader could raise pressure on the government to draw down on some of its assets.
It may be too soon to assess the likely effect of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, but investors are taking risk off the table in the short term while they hope for a swift recovery.
The French fund house is expanding institutional client coverage, says its Asia head, citing business growth in segments such as insurance and superannuation funds.
Alternatives and emerging market equities will be Australian asset owners' preferred targets as they invest more offshore, a new survey by JP Morgan Asset Management reveals.
Although asset owners are looking more closely at climate impacts on their portfolios, the bushfire crisis is bringing much greater urgency to the issue.
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.
We reveal the reasons why Australia's TCorp stood out for governance and how Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation impressed for its innovative investment approach.
In our latest awards explainers, we reveal why New Zealand Super Fund was the top sovereign wealth fund, and AIA impressed as the leading life insurer.
AsianInvestor discusses why the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and UniSuper won in their respective award categories of Reserves Management Institution and Pension Fund.
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.