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The Social Security System's CIO offered some detail on his overseas allocation plans. But some uncertainty lingers following the CEO's departure and new economic headwinds.
Despite resigning at the end of his term, the head of the Filipino public pension fund has proven his worth. He may yet get another chance.
The state-run Social Security System's CEO believes there is too much political interference in the Philippines pension fund industry, which is adversely affecting its funding and viability.
The state-run Social Security System is hoping amendments to its charter will help it expand its investing universe even as it seeks to improve its in-house investment capabilities.
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Legislative bottlenecks are delaying the establishment of the development fund. Outstanding issues include the amount to be invested and whether it will use an offshore asset manager.
Fund managers are pushing for Rodrigo Duterte's new government to set up a defined contribution scheme, but others are not convinced about such a move.
The $10 billion Social Security System has been planning to award portfolios to external fund houses for the first time, but must wait for a new chief to be named before it can proceed.
Mike Ferrer, managing director of ATR Kim Eng Asset Management, wants to put defined-benefit scheme reform on President Rodrigo Duterte’s agenda.
Life insurance firms in the Asean region are considering how to prepare for stricter capital rules over the coming two years, which are set to make certain investments more costly.
In the first of a two-part article, AsianInvestor outlines how Southeast Asian insurers are finding it ever harder to cover their liabilities, amid low bond yields and looming tighter capital rules.
The 40-year veteran of emerging markets supports Rodrigo Duterte and remains overweight on the Philippines, despite the controversies courted by the tough-talking president.
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has upset world leaders and conducted a brutal crackdown on drug users, yet fund managers remain keen to invest into the country.