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.
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 Thai pension fund hopes to inspire other institutions to take responsible investment ideas seriously.
The Thai pension fund's move is part of a growing trend for Asian institutions to adopt ESG practices across their investment portfolios.
The long-standing mandatory defined contribution scheme can improve upon existing schemes by introducing new measures, a Securities and Exchange Commission executive said.
As long as investors are nimble and selective, equity markets still offer plenty of late-cycle investment opportunities, say Thai asset owners and wealth managers.
The CIO of the Thai insurer joins the chorus of concern about how the second phase of the risk-based capital regime might affect investments.
Delegates gathered in Bangkok for a day of debate on hot-button investing issues.
Investors gather in Bangkok to gain insight from the experts.
Opinions are mixed about the infrastructure vehicle, which is expected to launch next month after delays. One insurance CIO cited potentially low and uncertain returns as an issue.
Asset owners are putting more money into private equity, but the asset class offers unique challenges to be aware of, warned two experienced investors.
Banks in Southeast Asia are selling their asset management arms as risk management costs rise and clients seek more adventurous products, drawing interest from Western insurers.
Wealthy Thai investors are seeking out advisors who can manage money onshore as foreign investment restrictions are eased and political calm returns, wealth managers said.
We are identifying 20 outstanding executives who are driving the region's pension funds forward. Today, we feature leaders from Hong Kong's HAPFS and Thailand's GPF.
A few green shoots of innovation are emerging among the region's pension funds, as regulation and the rush into alternatives and overseas markets prompt a rethink.
Life companies such as FWD and Prudential are ramping up efforts in Thailand to sell more unit-linked products and thereby reduce their investment risk. They face familiar challenges.
Bangkok-based life insurance firms are lobbying to be allowed to invest in new asset classes, such as foreign infrastructure and private debt, to help boost returns.
The country’s insurers are awaiting final new risk-based capital rules before making big portfolio changes. They are concerned about potentially high charges for equities.