With parts of Japan under a state of emergency due to the virus, the prospect of the games being cancelled remains. However, officials are confident the event will go ahead.
Australia's Future Fund records 1.7% gain for 2020; Allianz creates first 100% foreign-owned asset management firm in China; HKMA's investment income slips 24.6%; Jakarta appoints supervisory board members for its sovereign fund; Korea's short-selling ban hurts asset owner demand for stocks, Norway's SWF sells oil company exposures and more.
The Japanese fund house has added a head of institutional business for China/Hong Kong and an ETF salesman and is also hiring a replacement Korea client coverage executive.
The country's debut university endowment would likely replicate GPIF’s investment portfolio, but some experts are sceptical that it can meet its return target while avoiding risky assets.
AsianInvestor reveals how Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund, Public Officials Benefit Association of Korea and Singapore's GIC stood out from their country rivals.
The spread of central bank digital currencies could well complement and expand the tokenisation of other assets and the proliferation of digital bonds, say investment executives.
The country has a huge current account surplus and foreign reserves, which would help it to establish its own sovereign wealth fund, if it wishes. What's standing in the way?
Institutions in Australia and Japan are making good progress on achieving targets for gender parity, but there is still work to do in the region, including in Hong Kong.
AsianInvestor is announcing the winners of its seventh Institutional Excellence Awards. We begin by unveiling the top asset owners in each major Asia Pacific market.
Asset owners such as Japan Post Bank are looking to a multi-factor investing approach to create more responsive portfolios in the current low rate environment.
While most big Japanese insurers are maintaining their allocation to domestic stocks, Dai-ichi Life has said that it will slash its interest rate and equity risk by 20% by March 2024.
Investors' interest in the mutual market access scheme is muted, but the Chinese securities regulator is already mulling a new connect programme with Singapore.
Regional real estate assets could fall in 2021, and investors are capturing opportunities from the down-trending market, according to a new survey by Urban Land Institute and PwC.
Tax reform is part of the Suga administration's latest moves to lure financial firms away from Hong Kong, but it will still be a long way to build itself as a global financial centre.
Regional investors are set to put more money into multifamily sector buildings in 2021 as the asset class gains appeal, in part because of its structural growth prospects, predicts JLL.
After earlier signs of weakening Asia's ESG fund flows leapt up in the third quarter. Japan, Taiwan and South Korea registered particularly strong demand, according to Morningstar.
The country's corporate pension funds have traditionally favoured hedge funds in the alternative space but this is expected to change as they ramp up exposure to private markets.
The Japanese pension fund’s actively managed foreign-equity investments outperformed the far larger amounts being managed passively. Should it take active investing more seriously?
New prime minister Yoshihide Suga could set out plans to tighten GPIF's oversight to garner support for his re-election next year, say country experts.
The future of Abenomics, the Japanese prime minister's eponymous policies, have been cast into doubt after his resignation on August 28. What does this mean for local assets?