Nicholas Gartside reveals what he has learnt from his recent switch to insurance from asset management, and says he's been inundated with pitches for illiquid investment strategies.
Australian regulator to reveal worst super funds; Supers look to private debt; China, France plan cooperation fund; Japanese lifers bet on property; Korea's NPS looks to be more assertive; Korean investors pile into alternatives; Temasek to go carbon-neutral in 2020; Aviva retains China and Singapore units, and more.
The hiatus in US central bank policy has soothed investor concerns and helped to lift sentiment, which is just as well given experts doubt the effectiveness of more cuts anyway.
APG boosts EM equity team in HK; AMP Capital sees senior PM depart; Credit Suisse hires for Australia investment team; Bank of Singapore hires family office head in Dubai; JP Morgan names global agg head.
Growth and inflation expectations have rebounded sharply, shows the Bank of America Merrill Lynch monthly fund manager survey. But some allocators remain wary.
China SOEs eye Saudi Aramco stake; China Pacific Insurance and Swiss Re mull deal; GPIF, EBRD strike sustainability partnership; Temasek shuffles top execs; GIC adds China, Australia property; US bill introduced to block federal pension fund's China investment, and more.
Are investors looking to further pile up their cash holdings to hedge against market uncertainties? Four experts tell AsianInvestor their side of the story.
Assessing how companies approach cyber and data security is increasingly important for investors, but no easy task. Some UK pension funds are setting useful examples on this front.
In the first of a series of articles on American state retirement funds’ approach to investing in Asia, and particularly China, we look at the impact of growing tensions lately.
Having already linked up with Korea's Poba, Denmark’s largest commercial pension fund wants more regional tie-ups for big-ticket real estate deals in both Asia and Europe.
China’s remarkable consumption and technological trends are the tip of the iceberg; bigger business implications with potential to drive change globally lie out of sight a new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by PineBridge Investments highlights.
Sunsuper and QSuper eye merger; China Life Pension doubles assets within a year; Japan's GPIF returns 1.1% in third quarter; Japan Post Insurance targets more risk assets; Korean pension funds become big buyers of local stocks; Malaysia rejects $2 billion offer of compensation over 1MDB; NZ Super could stop hedging all offshore assets, and more.
Asian insurers lag their global peers when it comes to investing in insurance technology start-ups, but are trying to catch up. It's seen as a potentially risky but worthwhile strategic play.
Although AI is seen as an opportunity to tap new investment and client opportunities, it could also be a minefield if the safeguards are insufficient, a new study suggests.
The CIO of Swiss insurer Zurich and CEO of Swedish pension fund Alecta flag their growing corporate debt concerns and outline their response strategies.
China's financial regulator eases insurance rules for foreigners; GPIF investing keeps yen appreciation down; Fukoku Mutual Life to triple domestic stock investments; Korea's NPS dinged for tobacco investments; GIC of Singapore buys a Parisian office block; Australia's pension system ranks third; Future Fund and NZ Super warn of falling returns and more.
Investment into Hong Kong real estate plunged in the year to June 30, finds new research. And the prevailing political turmoil there may not bode well for future inflows.
State funds conduct major M&A in Q3; First State Super signs equities partnership with HSBC GAM; Foreign asset owners raise China bond stakes; GPIF partners African Development Bank on ESG; NPS slammed for sin stock splurge; South Korea delays capital rules boost on insurers; Kyobo Life to invest third of AUM offshore, and more.
The US state pension fund has made the decision as part of a review of its asset manager relationships with an eye on simplification, cost-efficiency and greater excess return.
In the case of AustralianSuper, an $112 billion retirement fund, strong inflows are adding to the pressure to accelerate investment team growth.