Canada Pension Plan Investment Board hires Asia head of relationship investments; DBS Private Bank's head of fund selection to leave; Citi Private Bank appoints head of India investment products; Raffles Family Office names Greater China head; Ninety One relocates fixed income fund manager; First State Investors names non-executive director, and more.
In a surprise move, the giant US pension fund has accepted the resignation of its controversial CIO.
They overwhelmingly believe that digital infrastructure is becoming more important than regular infrastructure for investment, according to a new survey.
Australian Super partners with greenhouse gas emitters to reduce carbon; Korea's NPS to raise foreign investments to over 50% and to ramp up investing staff fivefold; China's insurance regulator looks at solvency management; Singapore's GIC sees drop in returns; Allianz appoints new Apac COO; Taiwan releases solvency regime plan and more.
Effective use of data can help asset owners improve returns, reduce costs and gain an edge when bidding for assets – even helping to undercut rivals, as one sovereign fund has shown.
Jin Liqun is re-elected to a second term as president of AIIB; Franklin Templeton confirms new CEO and restructures Apac management team; Cbus names new CEO; Manulife names general manager for Asia emerging markets; AllianzGI builds out multi-asset team in Asia Pacific, and IQ-EQ hires business development director.
Some asset owners in the region are reducing riskier assets, while more investors around the world are planning to increase their allocations to government bonds.
Increasing polarisation between East and West leaves China in the economic driving seat, according to a new IFSWF and Invesco report.
Asset owners in Asia Pacific are also more likely than those in Europe and North America to change their strategic allocations this year, finds a new study by Bfinance.
Australia's Hesta asks Australian government to emphasise green investment; Korea Investment Corporation seeks commercial properties in Europe and China; Singapore's Temasek announced 2.2% drop in portfolio value; sovereign wealth funds own lowest level of equities for six years and more.
Technology is reshaping how asset owners and managers run their portfolios and interconnect, and the pandemic has accelerated that trend.
American Century appoints new Korea sales head; JP Morgan names Japan head of investment stewardship; Schroders replaces global real estate head; Morningstar names head of sustainability research for Emea and Asia Pacific; Manulife rings changes in Hong Kong; and more.
Life insurance firms in Asia and globally are said to be seeking infrastructure investments to source reliably strong returns while reducing their interest in poorly performing real estate.
Asset owners’ portfolios are growing ever more complex. They will need better data and systems to perform well – and that won’t come cheap.
Funds houses are acquiring niche players in order to cover weaknesses in alternatives, which is the industry’s largest revenue pool, and as ESG's importance grows.
Dimensional appoints new Asia chief; HSBC Global AM adds China equity heads; SimCorp hires Apac data management sales head; Alvarez & Marsal adds restructuring MD; Credit Suisse names Thailand wealth head; Clifford Chance replaces Asia Pacific head.
A long-serving Franklin Templeton executive will lead the combined entity in the region once the Legg Mason acquisition is complete. But the appointee has come as a surprise to some.
Volatile conditions temporarily limited a generally rising interest in private equity, but underlined a commitment to strategic asset allocation approaches, finds a new UBS report.
Australia's Hostplus sees returns fall; Cbus and Media Super start due diligence on merger; Chinese regulators take over four insurers; China's CIC may face challenges amid geopolitical tensions; HK employers face pension restructuring; Korea's KIC ties joint-venture with NACF; Korean pension schemes restart overseas investments and more.
Asian investors found fixed income appealing in the second quarter, but selective equity allocation might be a better bet for the rest of the year, say active investing experts.