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.
The Malaysian pension fund's sign-up to the UN principles further boosts Malaysia's attempts to improve levels of corporate governance and transparency.
The Malaysian pension fund is keen to expand its overseas and private markets exposure, but is waiting for more favourable global market conditions.
The insurer has the geographic and skills advantage to become a group hub for Islamic investments, its chief investment officer said.
The $34 billion Malaysian state pension fund has been revamping its leadership team, and the new CEO aims to build investment capabilities, say well-placed sources.
AsianInvestor details why Malaysia's KWAP stood strong for its ESG commitment, and how Liu Li-ju of Taiwan's BLF impresses for her ongoing efforts to improve its capabilities.
After a turbulent 2018, slowing global growth and ongoing trade frictions between the world's two largest economies could continue to cast a pall on markets in 2019, says Andrey Fomin.
By developing credit research capabilities in-house, the Swiss insurer's Malaysian unit hopes to join other asset owners in pursuing alternative investment opportunities.
The new accounting standard set to come in from 2021 will require significant changes at Malaysian insurers, as well as more actuarial staff.
The Malaysian pension fund has added a tech mandate to its private equity allocation and is looking to invest with experienced fund managers, its deputy CEO says.
A more cautious mood due to Malaysia's new government could be to blame, along with valuation declines and adverse currency conversion effects. Is it the start of a new trend?
The Malaysian unit of British insurer Prudential favours local investment-grade bonds as it seeks to insulate the portfolio from medium-term global market uncertainties.
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.
Malaysia's new government can take several steps to improve the country's investment industry and appeal to foreign investors. AsianInvestor lists five it could prioritise.
Better corporate governance standards, as well as a kinder global backdrop, needed too for investors to put more money to work in China. Axa Affin Life's CEO explains why.
Echoing other influential voices in the region expressing concern about the impact of escalating trade tensions, Rohit Nambiar fears more capital could yet flow out.
Senior executives at Prudential Malaysia and EPF outlined the various regulatory hurdles and market constraints during a panel discussion at a recent AI forum.
EPF, Prudential Malaysia and Axa Affin Life are adopting ESG principles in different ways, ranging from exclusionary screening to sustainable investing, delegates heard at an AI forum.
Leading investors gathered for the latest insights at AsianInvestor's debut Malaysia-focused conference in Kuala Lumpur.