A growing number of investors in the region are using climate-aligned allocation strategies, but they could do more. Few set environmental standards in mandates, for instance.
Major asset owners like Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and GIC discuss lessons learned from the pandemic.
The Singapore sovereign wealth fund is understood to be working to integrate data science – a cutting-edge practice in the investment space – more closely into its processes.
With Hong Kong dollar (HKD) bonds already regarded as an asset-liability matching instrument for locally-based investors, the ongoing lower-for-longer rates environment has given them even greater potential to play an increasingly relevant role in institutional portfolios.