The world’s third largest pension fund has devised an ambitious global strategy to play catch-up with its five-year investment return target.
Wary of a potential "day of reckoning", the Korean duo outlined how they are seeking more control of their alts investments at AsianInvestor’s Institutional Investor Forum in Seoul.
With Chinese investors stepping back, Japanese, Korean and even Southeast Asian and Australian investors look set to step up their overseas real estate investments.
South Korea's public pension fund, the world’s third-largest, posted a negative return last year. But it's not the whole story; there's an alternative(s) angle.
South Korea’s sovereign wealth fund is keen to further develop its investment capabilities, which is likely to give a fillip to its co-operation pact with Korea Post.
Outsourced chief investment officer arrangements are gradually gaining ground in Asia, from a low base. Investment consultants and some fund houses are keen to promote the structure.
The insurers are looking to boost their returns by investing more in alternatives but also doing so with an eye to the rigorous capital rules still to come.
AsianInvestor reveals why we chose Korea Teachers Credit Union, GIC of Singapore and the Bureau of Labor Funds as the top institutions for Korea, Southeast Asia and Taiwan.
The Korean pension fund has sharply reduced its allocation to global equities this year in pursuit of an absolute return strategy.
The huge pension fund has finally found a chief investment officer after much speculation, and is seen as being more active in seeking asset managers for new portfolios.
Korea's NPS criticised over plan to raise retirement age; PSPF of Taiwan grants $1 billion to fund houses for global mandates; CPPIB to ramp up in China and more.
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.