Apac asset owners are more keen than their global peers on private equity and infrastructure sustainable investments. However, they trail behind in public equity.
Global SWF’s first-half report revealed very strong deal-making activity by state investors, along with shifting investment habits and a rising interest in in-house start-ups.
Saudi Arabia wants to merge its General Organisation of Social Insurance (Gosi) with the Public Pension Agency (PPA). The new super fund will have to adhere to higher standards.
Asia Pacific institutions are among the top-rated funds in the latest survey of governance and sustainability practices. Other regional players are yet to come up to the mark.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has created a portfolio analytics group for its fixed income division and hired a senior executive from Prudential Asia’s fund management arm to run it.
The Korean sovereign wealth fund is joining hands with Hyundai Heavy Industries to better sniff out and assess new technology investments in the US.
Senior executives at the Abu Dhabi and Spanish sovereign wealth funds outline how their institutions are working to measure and reduce their portfolios' climate impact.
US-based TIAA’s investment arm is ramping up its Asia presence after posting a record regional inflow of assets this year, its global CEO and Asia head tell AsianInvestor.
The de facto central bank plans to increase the liquidity level in its portfolio. Experts say this could mean cutting its alternative asset exposure while raising its allocation to bonds.
Saudi's Public Investment Fund hires Lazard AM's Mena head; Man GLG adds trio for new Asia strategy; Marshall Wace to open Singapore office; Baillie Gifford expanding Shanghai unit; MarketAxess raids StanChart for Apac head; and more.
Sovereign wealth funds’ allocations to private equity and private debt have risen, but those to real estate have fallen, according to Preqin data.
How Abu Dhabi’s flagship sovereign wealth fund is increasingly making direct private equity investments – with Asia a key focus – in what is a key trend among big asset owners.
The head of real estate at Abu Dhabi's huge sovereign wealth fund explains why it is looking to build exposure to the two giant Asian markets.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is building its in-house teams and is focusing more on core PE manager relationships, but it sees potentially lower returns in the asset class.
Malaysian asset managers' share of global sharia-compliant funds could overtake that of firms based in Saudi Arabia, according to AsianInvestor's annual ranking this year.
The Swiss fund house has named a new regional chief. His predecessor and the Asia head of distribution have departed, the latter to UBS Wealth Management.
The history of investors trying to make co-investments with private equity firms or even go it alone is strewn with casualties.
HSBC PB rings changes at the top; JPM AM replaces property research head; Northern Trust hires fund services chief; Taiwan FSC replaces chair; Robeco adds wholesale exec; Nicholas Furze switches search firms; Zedra appoints Singapore head; Indosuez WM names Mid East chief.
Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund has made Hong Kong its only overseas branch with the hire of a three-strong research team, continuing the buildout of its in-house capabilities.
Last year saw a decline in Islamic assets under management globally, but some firms heavily bucked the trend both on the downside and upside, according to AsianInvestor research.