Even as hopes grow that the developed world might be nearing a peak in the interest rate hike cycle, stagnating growth will pose challenges to asset allocators as they position portfolios for 2023.
In a new normal of volatile, unpredictable and rapidly changing economies and markets, many investors are grappling with maintaining momentum in their environmental, social and governance (ESG) journey. But beyond short-term asset re-pricing, balancing returns while integrating sustainability objectives should be at the core of portfolios, said speakers at “ESG: from niche to norm”, an event hosted by Natixis Investment Managers and AsianInvestor.
Portfolio managers and investment specialists at PineBridge Investments outline key themes, opportunities and considerations for investors in the region’s fixed income and equities markets next year.
Rather than creating buckets of assets, a paper suggests it may be more appropriate to think of a portfolio in terms of growth, yield and inflation protection.
One advantage is that smaller emerging markets are more likely to gain attention from Asian-investing institutions.
Asset mix remains steady as real assets, factor investing and credit allocations outperform.
As the themes associated with ESG take centre stage across the globe, investors are demanding discernible and measurable impacts from asset managers, explains Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis IM).
China’s pension investment is becoming more sophisticated, say analysts, as managers pivot to long-term investments such as biotech and new energy.
Asian pension funds need to work twice as hard, especially in governance for investment oversight, to keep pushing for greater portfolio diversification and resilience in order to fulfil their fiduciary duty to an ageing population.
Dry powder has been slow to deploy amid lower interest rates pre-2022, the pandemic and difficulty in finding deals, industry insiders told AsianInvestor.
As investors grapple to manage multi-asset portfolios amid today’s uncertainty, they are prioritising portfolio diversification and income via more traditional assets, according to an exclusive poll by AsianInvestor and S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI).
AmInvest scooped AsianInvestor's Fund House of the Year Awards for Malaysia, reflecting its breadth and depth of experience and expertise across asset classes and strategies.