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.
The yellow metal has gained lustre among investors amid the prevailing low-rate environment and global geopolitical uncertainties – how high could it go?
There is a feeling in some quarters that, in light of the huge demand for tech startups, successful venture managers are asking for too much in return for access to their funds.
Australian super funds set for tighter oversight; CIC sets up fund with Hana Financial; Japan's GPIF has room to boost domestic stock holdings; Kyobo Life fostering healthcare startups; Asian asset owners and others pour into huge European direct lending fund; and more.
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.
China Orient AM International loses equities head; Pictet AM's China bond team sees changes; Macquarie Infra and Real Assets hires from Invesco; Varde designates Singapore-based co-CIO as CEO; Rothschild closes Asia wealth desk, regional head resurfaces; and more.
Jo Taylor spoke to AsianInvestor this week while in Hong Kong catching up with the Canadian retirement fund’s partners and plans in the region.
The relative weakness contrasts with the robustness of the Asia-Pacific region's underlying real estate market and the solid performance of global real estate funds of funds.
As sovereign wealth funds seek to do more co- and direct investment, real estate is experiencing the most abrupt move away from the traditional limited partner model.
A joint Cerulli-PRI study shows asset owners want more responsible investing from hedge funds, including better integration of ESG criteria and better communications.
The sovereign wealth fund is ramping up its in-house capabilities, becoming more targeted in its investments and building up exposure in new areas, with China and India a key focus.
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 pension fund's assertive approach on managers has helped cut management costs, but it's yet to be emulated by its peers in Asia. However, that could change.
As regulators globally step up their scrutiny of the cryptocurrency market, how will it evolve over the coming year? Six investment specialists give their takes.
The CIO of the $234 billion US pension fund told AsianInvestor how much it could save by insourcing more investments. But building the requisite team may not be easy.
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.
Harvest names Dale as Europe CEO in expanded role; Mike Langton switches to Enfusion; Vontobel WM loses Asia investment management head; HSBC PB hires Thailand market head; Pictet AM confirms new Asia CEO; and more.
“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.
Aussie supers engage in new mergers; China creates new insurance group to run Anbang; FWD acquires Metlife's HK business; Temasek and Warburg Pincus vie for SBI General Insurance stake; GIC and Brookfield buy US rail operator Genesee & Wyoming; and more.
Beijing's rescue of the collapsed Baoshang Bank has led some investors to seek out bond investments, relying on the implicit desire of the government to prevent a credit crisis.