US-based TIAA’s investment arm is ramping up its Asia presence after posting a record regional inflow of assets this year, its global CEO and Asia head tell AsianInvestor.
South Korea's Public Officials Benefit Association plans to gain exposure to US infrastructure assets through private equity funds and co-investments, says its chief investment officer.
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 South Korean public pension fund aims to come up with new regulations before the end of 2020 so that it can have more trading tools available for currency management.
New guidelines on alternative investments for Korean securities firms are expected to be extended to insurance firms following the rapid growth of allocations to such assets.
Korea's sovereign wealth fund is working to balance out risk factors in its portfolio and taking a flexible approach in ESG investments, it revealed in a webinar hosted by AsianInvestor.
After pouring nearly $15 billion into European property in the 15 months to March, Korean investors are apparently being put off such assets by relatively high prices and lower returns.
Pent-up demand among Korean asset owners for overseas property is resulting in a rush for logistics deals, but there is less interest in office assets, even in prime locations.
The largest retirement funds in the Netherlands and South Korea have formed a landmark partnership to focus on real asset mega-deals. Their investment heads tell AsianInvestor why.
Regional asset owners are eager to invest more funds into data centre-focused funds. Several specialist managers are launching new vehicles to take advantage.
The Canadian fund house has hired the experienced sales executive after the exits of Kim Jun-Ku last year and James Chen in July, as it looks to build its private markets business.
The asset owners will likely co-invest with more asset owners outside Korea as they are not able to conduct due diligence amid the lockdown while looking for higher returns.
Korea's ABL Life wants fund houses to be clearer about Covid-19's impact on infrastructure assets, while Canadian pension Omers' infra head has a fairly sanguine outlook.
The $20 billion South Korean life insurer wants to add more renewables in its real asset portfolio to raise its overall quality, while seeking to avoid deeply discounted assets.
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Pension funds are joining a growing number of asset owners globally to find investment opportunities in real assets amid the Covid-19 fallout.
Experts believe the Korean pension fund could be ramping up internal staff to bring equities and fixed income inhouse, while focusing its external investing on alternatives.
The $20 billion South Korean lifer intends to fortify its real asset portfolio with more infrastructure assets in public-private partnerships as part of its search for reliable yields.
Regional life insurers will seek to reweigh their portfolios to seek out sufficient returns in the low rate environment, reduce duration gaps and adapt to new capital rules.
The country’s state-affiliated investors are likely to increasingly seek joint ventures with Korea Investment Corporation as they look to build their internal knowledge bases, say experts.