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.
A combination of an economic slowdown and lower interest rates has increased the motivation for the insurers to invest more in overseas assets.
Institutional investors from the country are facing a new set of challenges as they hunt for commercial real estate investments in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe.
The hunt for attractive yields has made investors from South Korea enter the commercial real estate markets in Central and Eastern Europe.
South Korea could yet offer appeals to investors to capture undervalued assets, but concerns linger as the country’s export-oriented economy continues to be challenged.
Sizeable exposure to overseas markets has helped the huge Japanese pension fund stave off a rout after a turbulent period, underlining why others are following suit.
The country's securities companies are sourcing real assets for institutional investors. But their short-term profit motivations don't necessarily mesh well with asset owners' needs.
South Korea's low-growth economy could prove costly for local pension funds. To counteract this, they should invest more overseas – and push for more corporate governance at home.
The desire of Korean asset owners for real estate investments has led to a cottage industry, with local securities firms buying assets overseas and sell them through to the investors.
A solid track record and an international profile are among the factors named for David Park, the preferred prospect to lead investments at South Korea’s sovereign wealth fund.
Alternatives allocation is surging among asset owners, but this focus is causing several red flags. CIOs say the risk can be mitigated by investing in both public and private markets.
Managers should expect more frequent and detailed requirements from asset owners in order to attract capital, delegates heard at AsianInvestor’s Asian Investment Summit in Hong Kong.
What happens in Korea will likely show how much Beijing wants to create a sustainable business or send a clear message about penalising companies for poor capital controls.
Like their Japanese peers, Korean insurers are diversifying into overseas investments and so far they are doing so prudently, according to Fitch Ratings. Challenges remain though.
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A more streamlined decision-making process could help Korea’s public pension fund to benefit more from alternatives as it hunts higher and more stable returns.