Australia still the safer bet as Asia lacks enough assets on a large-enough scale. But European asset owners see some scope for development, not least in Japan and China.
While the Australian fund continues to outperform its benchmark, executives are increasingly concerned about potential shocks for world markets as a result of the US-China trade war.
Asset owners in the country are varying their private equity investing plans, with some focusing on strong partners and others beginning to concentrate on deals at home to cut risk.
A string of rate cuts by countries trying to catch up with the US Federal Reserve is narrowing investment options.
Fund managers face pressure for greater transparency on active ETF portfolios amid concerns about conflicts of interest with the system of internal market making
Insurers in Taiwan are leading a rising level of interest in ETFs among north Asian countries, seeing the vehicles as convenient for targeting higher yields and hedging purposes.
AustralianSuper CIO warns of low returns; China brings forward lifting of foreign ownership limits; GPIF reports profit; Korea Post, APG invest in property debt; EPF eyes UK property; GIC, Mid East SWFs focus on Asia; global SWFs up bond exposure; and more.
The sovereign wealth fund is coming to the end of a three-year upgrade of its own technology. Its next plan? Another multi-year focus to embrace cutting edge solutions.
The Australian super fund changed its approach earlier in the decade and was able to scale up under a single strategic relationship.
The A$33 billion ($22 billion) superannuation fund continues to seek renewable assets, but mounting competition could introduce more volatility into Hostplus’s infrastructure portfolio.
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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.
In the last two years, the US firm has paid special attention to helping insurers with their adherence to Solvency II regulations and the management of credit risk.
With Chinese investors stepping back, Japanese, Korean and even Southeast Asian and Australian investors look set to step up their overseas real estate investments.
Superannuation funds such as Hostplus and First State Super can be considered trailblazers among their peers in the way they are investing in early-stage start-up companies.
Australia’s plodding superannuation funds have begun investing into start-up firms to gain outsized returns. It’s risky, but potentially rewarding.
Two members of the three-strong institutional coverage desk in Sydney have left, including its head, amid other changes in the fund house's Australian business.
The Australian sovereign investor is fighting battles on a number of fronts and is keen to quell the discussion about it becoming a potential default superannuation fund manager.
The Australian sovereign fund's chairman wants the fund to be turned into a manager of superannuation assets, but the idea has gained little credibility with super industry insiders.