The impacts of the pandemic have been more significant for some pension funds than others, prompting renewed talk of mergers between smaller funds.
PNB chief steps down, citing harassment; Barings hires first Asia property head to build new platform; AMP Capital names new CEO; ex-Value Partners exec joins HeungKong Financial; Brian Lou will run new UBS China bond fund; MSCI raids JP Morgan for Greater China head; Credit Suisse appoints heads of onshore China and of Asia Pacific trading; and more.
In the second part of our top fund managers by market explanations, we reveal why we chose half of this year's fund manager by market winners.
We describe why each of this year's top fund managers by Asia market stood out from their peers.
Malaysia's $72 billion government-linked fund manager plans to engage more external partners and add strategies in a three-year plan to build an "all-weather" portfolio.
The trade-off between the needs of today and the desires of tomorrow is challenging the retirement savings systems in Asia as Covid-19 forces early withdrawals.
The Islamic insurers’ need to preserve liquidity could leave them well placed to buy equities, once Malaysia finally emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.
The chief risk officer of Islamic insurance Prudential BSN Takaful tells AsianInvestor how volatilities can put the investment portfolio in peril and ways to fend off these risks.
Even insurance CIOs in Europe – widely viewed as the leading region for responsible investment – publicly and privately cite various obstacles to implementing ESG policies.
The sovereign wealth fund's sale of a Malaysian hospital to another of its portfolio companies marks the latest in an ongoing set of healthcare asset divestments.
The $72 billion government-linked fund manager is gaining momentum as an international investor with the appointment of its new head and a growing focus on overseas mandates.
South and Southeast Asia's infrastructure needs have prompted the central bank to act as a conduit for investment, partly by overseeing the creation of new investment vehicles.
Insurers in Taiwan are leading a rising level of interest in ETFs among north Asian countries, seeing the vehicles as convenient for targeting higher yields and hedging purposes.
Deutsche Bank investigated for links to 1MDB; Temasek seeks to extend healthtech platform in India; Taiwan life insurers ravenous for fixed income ETFs; Saudi SWF takes out an $11 billion loan, and more.
AustralianSuper CIO warns of low returns; China brings forward lifting of foreign ownership limits; GPIF reports profit; Korea Post, APG invest in property debt; EPF eyes UK property; GIC, Mid East SWFs focus on Asia; global SWFs up bond exposure; and more.
South and Southeast Asia have been an oasis of calm amid global uncertainty, but can the region maintain this level of calm? Five fund managers offer their views.
In the next part of our award summaries, we reveal the reasons for choosing the top fund houses for the second set of Asia Pacific's main regional markets.
The Malaysian sovereign wealth fund has closed its London office and is reducing its Turkish presence – yet it is keen to increase its foreign exposure as part of a portfolio overhaul.
With its investment outsourcing growth slowing in 2018, Malaysia’s biggest public pension fund is on course to strengthen its in-house investment capabilities.
With Chinese investors stepping back, Japanese, Korean and even Southeast Asian and Australian investors look set to step up their overseas real estate investments.