Sovereign wealth funds and institutional investors are still holding 20% cash in their portfolios, suggesting more capital deployment to risk assets, a new report finds
The Singapore state fund recently bought into impact investing specialist LeapFrog, and is eyeing more investments that combine strong financial returns with a positive social effect.
Asset owners are interested in sustainable investments but they lack enough peer benchmarks and suitable products, according to a World Economic Forum white paper.
Special purpose acquisition companies (Spacs) have gained ground as financing vehicles for companies looking to go public. But Asian family offices have yet to make many investments.
CBIRC adds national security reviews to foreign ownership in China's insurance sector; AIA to exit all coal investments by 2028; GPIF criticised for marijuana investments; Australia names new superannuation watchdog; NPS commits $500m to Blackstone fund, denies reports it will hike its local stock allocation; Temasek's impact private equity unit invests in five companies and more.
Senior executives at the Abu Dhabi and Spanish sovereign wealth funds outline how their institutions are working to measure and reduce their portfolios' climate impact.
Backed by government action to remove regulatory bottlenecks, the city is moving swiftly to ensure ease of doing business for international firms.
The government's plans to stimulate infrastructure could offer sustainable investment opportunities across many sub-sectors. That is drawing the eyes of Asian asset owners.
The rise of ESG investment, accelerated by Covid, has fuelled strong interest – and more funds – in green power. But asset owners need to acquaint themselves better with the sector.
Respondents to the monthly BoA Global Fund Manager Survey say that the pandemic is no longer their top tail-risk. It has been replaced by worries about rising prices.
Some estimates put potential US redemptions from investments in Chinese equities at up to $400 billion if the Biden administration were to ramp up legal sanctions.
China to create new retirement entity to tackle huge funding gap; Insurers worldwide expected to face climate stress tests; Proposed Q Super and Sunsuper group appoints new chairman and CEO; Retail investors blame Korea's NPS for falling Kospi; BLF of Taiwan to overhaul investment operations, picks five managers for $2.3b multi-asset mandate; GIC forms $1.2b net lease property platform with partners; and more.
AsianInvestor gains a set of views from investment experts on how likely it is whether some commodities are poised to enter a lengthy period of rising prices.
Australian regulator sues Statewide Super and Rest Super; Kate Farrar to lead merged Energy Super and LGIA Super; KIC appointed Kim Jintae to lead absolute return team; Taiwan's BLF appoints new director-general; GIC, Temasek to benefit from tech IPO surge and more.
T. Rowe Price opens research office and appoints GM in Shanghai; MSCI replaces Apac client coverage head; StanChart appoints head of managed investments; lead HK equity manager leaves Fidelity; Adamas AM faces winding-up; MAS bans four executives; Indosuez names EAM and MFO head; and more.
A mass US Treasury bond sell-off last week sparked volatility in markets. We asked investment experts how this might be impacting asset owners' investment plans.
Major asset owners like Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC discuss lessons learned from the pandemic.
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated changes in how international asset owners invest in Asia. They are increasingly moving to add resources and form partnerships in the region.
The new recruit at the UK asset management unit of Canada’s Great-West Life expects Southeast Asian stocks to catch up with their North Asian peers soon enough.
Future Fund's Costello decries tech stock bubble; Australian super funds not worried about inflation; Chinese investment into Australia lowest for decade; Korea's NPS returns 9.7%; Korean insurers to get more scrutiny of their investments; Khazanah injects capital into Malaysia Airlines; Temasek makes more China tech investments; GIC forms HK JV to acquire Shanghai site; CPPIB's Machin quits on vaccine scandal.