Standard & Poor’s says asset volatility will lead insurers to invest more in offshore debt, a need that could raise questions for their regulators.
The state pension fund particularly wants to raise its overall foreign investments but will slow its appointment of external managers following last year’s bribery scandal.
AsianInvestor reveals why New Zealand Super stood out among Australia/New Zealand asset owners and how China Pacific Life impressed across Greater China.
Taiwan’s state pension fund has pledged to regulate external managers more strictly after the bribery scandal, but the additional red tape could turn away some fund houses.
The state pension fund is strengthening internal controls, but experts say more action is needed, such as raising pay for investment staff to make them less susceptible to graft.
AsianInvestor is announcing the winners of its seventh Institutional Excellence Awards. We begin by unveiling the top asset owners in each major Asia Pacific market.
After earlier signs of weakening Asia's ESG fund flows leapt up in the third quarter. Japan, Taiwan and South Korea registered particularly strong demand, according to Morningstar.
The Taiwanese pension manager's investment return rate has dwindled this year, so it is calling for AI-driven asset managers to help it expand its overseas assets exposure.
The Taiwanese state pension fund is inviting fund houses to submit proposals for two major five-year global mandates, as it looks to raise alternatives and rotate out poor performers.
The two largest life insurers in Taiwan are set to maintain stock holdings that increased in the first half, while looking to raise their exposure to US bonds in order to find more yield.
How will new solvency regimes impact investment portfolios and insurers' internal resources in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan? Six experts share their views.
Taiwan's biggest insurer braces for challenges as it increases its exposure to foreign bonds and dividend-yielding stocks ahead of the upcoming new capital regime.
Regional life insurers will seek to reweigh their portfolios to seek out sufficient returns in the low rate environment, reduce duration gaps and adapt to new capital rules.
The impact of Covid-19 has caused volatility in equities and a collapse in interest rates across many countries. To secure decent returns, pensions and insurers will need more alternatives.
A new series of articles for AsianInvestor's 20th anniversary focus on major investment undercurrents. First is the need for the region to build pension fund assets and returns.
A rapidly aging society means pension reform is needed as payouts can’t keep up with contributions, says Liu Li-ju of Taiwan’s Bureau of Labor Funds.
The state pension fund aims to invite bids for the two mandates by the end of the year to raise its alt exposure and replace underperforming managers, AsianInvestor can reveal.
The Taiwan state pension fund is keen to hire five fund managers for the portfolio this year after the coronavirus pandemic delayed its plans.
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.