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.
The Singaporean state investor remains on the lookout for promising cybersecurity assets to complement its existing platform and provide more than just healthy investment returns.
Sizeable exposure to overseas markets has helped the huge Japanese pension fund stave off a rout after a turbulent period, underlining why others are following suit.
GIC, AustralianSuper, Ontario Teachers pour into Indian infrastructure; CIC to bail out local lender; Tokio Marine eyes RHB insurance unit; Myanmar approves more insurance JVs, and more.
The aspirations of Hong Kong to become a viable private equity fund domicile face competition from Singapore, which is already more advanced in its plans.
The property arm of the German insurer adds another asset to its Singapore portfolio, shrugging off the city's waning economic outlook.
Asset owners, lawyers and fund managers believe rising violence surrounding the protests in Hong Kong will hurt its financial appeal and could cause investors to relocate to Singapore.
Now that the $153 billion state pension fund has picked the Lion City over Hong Kong as its prospective Asian base, CIO Jerry Albright outlines his plans for the new branch.
AIA’s Group CIO Mark Konyn believes some investors haven't sufficiently considered the governance trade-offs of private assets, or their illiquidity in tougher times.
China Investment Corporation posts 17.6% return; 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.
The Singapore $230 billion state fund will continue to ramp up its private market exposure, particularly in science- and tech-related assets, it explained during its annual report briefing.
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.
“We are almost at the point where every company is a tech company.” The sovereign wealth fund's co-heads of technology investment outline their holistic approach to the sector.
The Singaporean central bank has shifted a healthy slice of its reserves to the sovereign wealth fund, ahead of an expected economic slowdown amid slowing global trade.
Although the bill now appears shelved, Hong Kong has lost some of its competitive mojo to rival wealth management centre Singapore, leading to a gradual haemorrhaging of assets.
Industry veteran Mark Speciale is leaving the French fund house to return to the US after 22 years in Asia.
Singapore or Hong Kong may appeal to private equity managers for fund domiciling, as other offshore jurisdictions bring in stricter economic substance rules, thus reducing their attraction.
The firm has placed management of Asia fixed income under its emerging market debt team in London, soon after closing three global bond funds and reorganising its EM equity setup.
The large and fast-growing US fund house has poached an executive from Pimco to replace Carlo Venes after his promotion and relocation to head office.