The Korean state pension fund is pursuing a seemingly muddled strategy, investing in fossil fuel projects even as it says it will implement environmental, social and governance efforts.
The coronavirus pandemic are challenging investment strategies in more than one way. But the postponement of upcoming tighter regulations might provide a ray of light.
With active funds failing to impress in the current bear markets, regional institutional investors look set to keep relying on passive funds – with the odd exception.
The largest pension fund and life insurers of South Korea are becoming increasingly assertive in their investments, as they chase more yield, according to new data.
Korean securities companies will continue to supply domestic asset owners with new overseas alternative investments, but they are taking increasingly higher risks in the process.
Consolidation is trending in South Korea's life insurance sector, with industry players facing rising challenges amid prevailing low interest rates and looming new rules.
The Korean and US pension plans see benefits of favouring peers over external asset managers, as their latest partnership show.
Korea's sovereign wealth fund is sharing investing knowledge with public investment peers, even as it seeks to invest money for more of them.
The last two years have shown the volatility of the asset class. Korea’s national pension fund wants to change the odds in its favour, partly through more active stock ownership.
The latest multifamily housing investment with California pension fund brings desired diversification to the Korean asset owner’s real estate portfolio, its CIO says.
A link is emerging between pension funds' exposure to alternative investments and their asset growth, according to two recently-released studies.
After merging domestic alternatives investments into its global strategy, the state pension fund is now putting its efforts into overseas expansion.
The CIO of Korea’s Public Officials Benefit Association tells conference delegates how it will expand its real assets investing drive and find better hedging solutions to cope with FX risks.
The portfolio holds a potential upside for the Korean asset owner and its partners, its CIO tells AsianInvestor.
At AsianInvestor’s inaugural Alternatives Forum, Hyundai Insurance’s infrastructure head explains how it takes both comfort and risks when investing in the asset class.
The move is part of an asset owner partnership strategy to help Poba increase its direct investments, and it offers the pension fund a good strategic overlap.
Amid concerns about the effect of the Japan-Korea trade war on the global economy, Korean asset owners are being pressured to act on the issue.
Diversification bids the Korean asset owner to expand its geographic focus. The move comes after years of consideration, its CIO tells AsianInvestor.
Securities companies are leading the way for Korean overseas property investments. But they are taking increasingly large bets by doing so.
The chief investment officer of Korea’s Public Officials Benefit Association explains why he invested in a new insolvency-focused debt fund.