Overseas private equity markets are gaining traction despite concerns about illiquid assets, said corporate pension executives at AsianInvestor’s Institutional Investment Forum in Tokyo.
Larger and smaller life insurers in Japan are looking to diversify globally to raise returns, but they face varying challenges depending on their particular circumstances.
The UK-based fund manager and Japanese trust bank have partnered on a joint-venture that aims to buy and improve multi-family buildings, a relatively novel approach in Japan.
Strong earnings from underwriting are helping Japanese life insurers to cope with low-yields but the pressure to continue diversifying is building.
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Wells Fargo AM has seen strong Asian flows into US bond mandates, but its international distribution head says demand for European fixed income and lower-beta strategies is rising.
With strong fundamentals, money to spend, and better credit ratings, Japan's insurers are increasingly looking abroad for better risk-adjusted returns.
With Chinese investors stepping back, Japanese, Korean and even Southeast Asian and Australian investors look set to step up their overseas real estate investments.
The Japanese asset owner registered its largest investment loss in the final three months of 2018. That could prompt the fund to consider greater diversification as it reviews its portfolio.
The world’s largest pension fund has introduced AI to help it better scrutinise its asset managers. That will force them to raise their game too.
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The Japanese pension giant is considering raising its allocation to alternative assets from 0.2% to about 3% in three years, a senior investment official has told AsianInvestor.
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The €36 billion pension reserve fund will invite bids in January for the mandate, as the current one approaches its end. It also expects to increase its emerging markets allocation over time.
An official for the Japanese state pension fund explains why it chose two S&P Dow Jones equity indexes, and discusses its interest in ESG-related bond benchmarks too.
Japan’s huge Government Pension Investment Fund has just awarded its first global real estate mandate. Other asset owners are likely to follow with similar strategies.
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Japan was the only country to see an AUM drop, courtesy of a falling currency. Its investors are focused on raising alternatives to compensate for weak fixed income returns.
Japanese defined-benefit schemes are showing a growing hunger for global and alternative investments, a JP Morgan Asset Management poll shows.
Decline in yen stalls Asia-Pacific AUM for Japanese fund houses, although a few posted some growth thanks to strong institutional inflows, AsianInvestor’s latest AI100 survey shows.