Asian pension funds should keep an eye on big changes taking place in the UK's retirement industry, including a portfolio de-risking trend and a rising focus on cashflow-driving investing.
Sovereign wealth funds may have hit ‘peak allocation’ to illiquid assets, for now at least, but are increasingly making non-core private investments, finds new research.
The $151 billion pension fund’s CIO explains the rationale behind big changes in areas such as investment insourcing and equities allocation.
Fidelity International's Asia head retires; Aberdeen Standard PE specialist leaves; Manulife AM's Asia wealth and AM chief exits; LaSalle IM's strategic partnerships head to leave and more.
After six months marked by market volatility, monetary tightening policies and rising trade tensions, we asked four experts about the worst situation investors could face in the second half of 2018.
Investment professionals comment on the departures of Boris Johnson and David Davis this week. This has sparked yet more uncertainty, but could UK credit be a good bet?
The Singapore state investor is steadily expanding its North America portfolio and has opened a third US office, in Washington, DC. But it may slow its pace of deal-making globally.
The regional equity market rout looks to have further to run given widespread worries over the impact of the escalating US-led trade war and other factors.
A senior fund manager's departure will herald increased responsibility for the Asian equities team led by Ng Soo Nam.
HSBC's UK retirement scheme is increasing its quasi-passive exposure, reflecting a trend among its peers. Their approach may interest Asian investors drawn to smart beta.
Ontario Teachers' rings changes; Moves at JP Morgan PB in SE Asia; 1MDB's new chairman; Barings names real estate, PE MD; SSGA hires Apac capital markets head; JP Morgan AM moves beta strategies manager, and more.
The Dutch fund house says the London-based executive has left to pursue other opportunities.
Natixis's acquisition of MV Credit shows how asset managers are bulking up their private market capabilities as investor demand grows for non-traditional, higher-yielding assets.
The $151 billion pension fund’s CIO says it’s “hard to be optimistic” on global markets right now. Experts at firms such as Blackstone and UBS are also concerned.
Fiera Capital is eyeing a dozen potential acquisitions globally, targeting a 50% AUM increase by 2020 as the need for more scale and alt asset expertise grows across the funds industry.
Companies can push up their stock prices and indicate strong financial heath by buying back shares, but they need to do so at the right time and for the right reasons, say experts.
Ex-APG AM man joins AMP Capital; UBS Pan-Asia fixed income head departing; Macquarie IM names Asia head, distribution chief; BNY Mellon WM's new Greater China head, and more.
The $118 public pension fund has ramped up its exposure to private markets as it prepares to open an office in Asia.
New Asia head for Greenwich Associates; Janus Henderson loses Asia distribution chief; LGIM hires ex-SLI man; BlackRock Apac equity man to leave, and more.
The $151 billion scheme's chief investment officer tells AsianInvestor about its potential expansion strategy for the region, where it has $22 billion allocated.