Future Fund's head of private property departs; HSBC global cuts to affect Asia; FTSE Russell names first Asia sustainable investment chief; Savills appoints Malaysia head of asset management; BNP Paribas AM's EM debt head exits; SingAlliance poaches from BNP Paribas; and more.
But while Morningstar sees the bond house as the "strength" of Franklin Templeton's takeover of Legg Mason, the merged firm may be vulnerable to competition from index fund managers.
The fund industry’s latest mega-takeover has big implications for the two firms and for their clients in Asia. AsianInvestor looks at issues that the deal raises.
Australian super funds get called out for investing in and voting with shareholder proposals by fossil fuel companies; US senator calls for firing of Calpers CIO over his China ties; China's finance ministry to shift 10% of its holding in China Life's parent to NSSF; Life Insurance Corp of India's equity investing slides; Korea's NPS boasts 11% annual return in 2019 and more.
AsianInvestor is offering 10 financial and economic predictions for the Year of the Rat. In the final instalment we look at the next episode of the Brexit saga and its implications for investors.
South Korea tops rapid global pension growth; Australia's Future Fund buys more high-yielding private debt and says it's harder to find good managers; GPIF of Japan suspected of funding yen selling; Malaysia's Securities Commission works to improve shareholder engagement; Mike Pompeo warns US pensions on China investments and more.
For the Year of the Rat, AsianInvestor is offering a set of financial and economic predictions. Here, we ask whether inflation could rise higher than expected.
Asian wealth investors appear largely unfazed by the noise surrounding the official departure of the UK from the European Union and are looking to buy properties in the country.
For the Year of the Rat, AsianInvestor offers predictions on some key questions. Today: Will AI gain traction as an investment tool among Asia's asset owners in 2020?
The financial services company believes that its recent tie-up with a private asset data firm will enable it to offer greater clarity and persuade asset owners to invest more in alternatives.
For the Year of the Rat, AsianInvestor offers some financial and economic predictions. In this instalment, we ask whether there will be any bond market shocks.
In our latest Year of the Rat outlook, we consider which mainstream assets will be the top performers, and which are the ones to avoid.
The $70 billion US fund is shutting its Asia branch after 12 years, following the exit of its regional private investment head and public equities team and amid China-US tensions.
Given the lack of standardisation in rating the “greenness” of properties, experts told AsianInvestor how asset owners can spot "greenwashing" in real estate portfolios.
For the Year of the Rat, AsianInvestor offers a set of financial and economic predictions. In this instalment, we ask whether The Federal Reserve is likely to cut interest rates.
For the Year of the Rat, AsianInvestor offers a set of financial and economic predictions. In our second instalment, we ask whether US private equity is reaching a bubble.
We begin our set of Chinese New Year predictions with a look at the coming US presidential election.
Australia's Future Fund cut risks in late 2019 and invested in data centres; the Hong Kong Exchange Fund made a 6.2% investment return; NZ Super invests again in local hotels; Temasek and alts asset manager EQT set up $500m India renewable energy platform and the Singapore fund pledges to be carbon neutral by 2030 and more.
Liquidity concerns over private equity assets may drive the demand for open-ended funds, but understanding the vehicles’ underlying assets is paramount.
The two pension fund managers are among a growing number of asset owners using new approaches to data analysis and technology to enhance returns and cost-efficiency.