Korea's financial regulator is increasingly trying to impose caution in respect of illiquid investments, especially offshore ones, but the tide of flows into such assets is still rising.
The Korean pension fund giant is venturing into timberland investment, and more asset owners are expected to follow suit as they seek diversification and sustainable investments.
Standard & Poor’s says asset volatility will lead insurers to invest more in offshore debt, a need that could raise questions for their regulators.
The Construction Worker Mutual Aid Association and DGB Life are among the Korean asset owners that intend to further increase their alternative investments.
The local financial regulator has extended the blanket ban on shorting until May but a partial ban will be in place after that, raising criticism from some experts.
The new US president's focus on diplomacy and multilateralism could benefit emerging market equities and it could place a broader array of pressure on China.
Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance and Fubon Hyundai Life said private credit strategies, and in particular private lending, are gaining appeal among their domestic peers.
The Korean life insurer is ramping up its alternative exposure and is looking beyond the domestic market to search for such opportunities.
Australia's Future Fund records 1.7% gain for 2020; Allianz creates first 100% foreign-owned asset management firm in China; HKMA's investment income slips 24.6%; Jakarta appoints supervisory board members for its sovereign fund; Korea's short-selling ban hurts asset owner demand for stocks, Norway's SWF sells oil company exposures and more.
AsianInvestor reveals why Commonwealth Superannuation Corp. impressed for ESG and how National Pension Service shone for advancing its portfolio diversity.
Lately Korean investors have been struggling to compete with local players for assets in popular US property segments such as logistics and office space.
The CIO of the sovereign wealth fund outlined his investment strategy for alternative assets, and how he plans to leverage technology at a webinar hosted by AsianInvestor.
AsianInvestor explains why Public Officials Benefit Association and National Pension Service were named for our bifurcated pension category awards.
The $80 billion fund is targeting US and European infrastructure and property with a focus on debt holdings and mid-cap managers, in line with its increasingly global investment strategy.
The Korean public pension fund has split its global public market division and will hire 38 personnel across divisions as it looks to drastically increase overseas investments by 2025.
AsianInvestor reveals how Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund, Public Officials Benefit Association of Korea and Singapore's GIC stood out from their country rivals.
The spread of central bank digital currencies could well complement and expand the tokenisation of other assets and the proliferation of digital bonds, say investment executives.
The Korean insurer plans to “reshuffle” its property allocations in terms of geography and has particular preferences over its external manager partners.
The two public pension funds are increasingly forming partnerships to grow their property and infrastructure exposure globally. What's the thinking behind this trend?
AsianInvestor is announcing the winners of its seventh Institutional Excellence Awards. We begin by unveiling the top asset owners in each major Asia Pacific market.