Japan plans a sovereign wealth fund; Malaysia’s head of EPF shifts to Khazanah; Korea’s NPA signs stewardship code; Korea Post Insurance offers multi-asset tactical mandate; Philippines and Vietnam face need for more pension payments, and more.
Four pension funds fed on a booming local stock market to lock in large investment returns in 2017. But market volatility and trade concerns looks set to slow growth this year.
Korea's National Pension Service has posted a good set of annual results in 2017, despite losing a string of senior investment executives. Its luck could run out this year.
The improvement of these asset owners is based on strong equity investments, but they are tempering their growth expectations for this year, amid a search for alternatives.
Quantitative tightening and trade frictions are prompting the state fund to boost allocations to certain overseas assets.
The new appointment comes after Cho In-sik steps down from his role amid other changes, as the Korean state pension fund seeks a permanent investment chief.
Not only should GPs differentiate themselves more, they should also provide greater clarity on whether they can match the needs of institutional investors in Korea, an AI forum was told.
Korean pension funds wary of the growing market instability and potential economic downturn as early as next year are increasingly turning to hedge funds and other alternatives.
Korean Teachers' Credit Union seeks higher yields in US bonds and infrastructure amid the spectre of a potential trade war.
Leading investors gathered for the latest insights at AsianInvestor's conference in Seoul.
Leading experts gathered in Seoul on June 20 to discuss key investment trends and challenges.
The historic meeting between the leaders of the US and North Korea may lead to a thawing of political relations but will have limited impact on markets, according to four specialists.
Poba has increased its allocation to hedge funds by $60 million so far this year and another $40 million is set to come over the remainder of 2018.
Market volatility may boost hedge fund allocations among the country's institutional investors. A recent Korea Post Insurance mandate reflect rising demand for the asset class.
We are identifying 20 outstanding executives who are driving the region's pension funds forward. Today, we feature leaders from Korea's KTCU and Australia's Sunsuper.
The proposed merger between Franklin Templeton and Samsung Active AM in Korea could show the way forward for managers targeting institutional investors, experts told AsianInvestor.
We are identifying 20 outstanding executives who are driving the region's pension funds forward. Today, we feature leaders from India's PFRDA and Korea's Poba.
We are identifying 20 outstanding executives who are driving the region's pension funds forward. Today, we feature leaders from Korea's NPS IM and AustralianSuper.
Central bank heads could be replaced in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan in the coming three months. Whether the incumbents stay or not, all four face important policy challenges.
Korean investors are increasing their allocations across private debt, investing into riskier tranches in the hunt for greater returns. This contrasts greatly with their Japanese peers.