The Japanese pension fund’s actively managed foreign-equity investments outperformed the far larger amounts being managed passively. Should it take active investing more seriously?
With no end in sight to the fund merger trend in Australia, funds of under $1 billion in size are under greater pressure to show their worth. There are ways they can do so, say experts.
Equity market optimism is undimmed among some CIOs at Australia's superannuation funds. But with markets priced to perfection, questions are raised about future returns.
In an environment where investing in a few large cap stocks is the key to outperformance, fund managers who are truly active and still outperform will gain appeal, industry experts say.
Covid-19 has caused heavy volatility in global stock markets, with more likely in the second half of 2020. Could it allow active investors to shine, versus their cheaper index peers?
We ask four experts whether high valuations and market uncertainties will push active investing back into investors' thoughts, or passive strategies will continue to gain traction.
Giant index fund managers may be thought to sit on their hands when it comes to exerting shareholder influence, but the reality is different.
With actively managed funds falling woefully short of their targets, passive products have the chance to finally overcome the reticence of Asian investors. Regulatory changes could help.
AsianInvestor has asked and answered 10 key questions for investors in the Year of the Monkey. Question eight looks at whether active funds can outperform in a time of volatility.
Assets, revenue and operating margins all shrank last year for the first time since 2009, and flows into passive funds were double those into active strategies, according to consultancy Casey Quirk.
The fund house will put fundamental and quantitative equities under one head in Asia and combine its infrastructure and property units globally in a real assets group. Its Australia head is also relocating.
Korean asset manager says the industry can't survive with products based on past market conditions after joining forces with high-conviction firm US firm to deliver pension solutions.