The pension fund's CIO looks to stress his commitment to environmental, social and governance issues, but warns against greenwashing.
AustralianSuper hires property head in London amid buildout; Cbus appoints first chief IT officer; Pictet opens Shanghai WFOE, names head; AMP Capital appoints Rebekah Swan as NZ head of clients; Milford AM names sustainable investment head, senior analyst; VC firm QED hires India/SE Asia head; and more.
AsianInvestor has picked 20 standout asset owner executives from across Asia Pacific. Today we profile Catherine Savage, chair of the Guardians of New Zealand Super, and Mark Delaney, CIO of AustralianSuper.
AustralianSuper CIO warns of low returns; China brings forward lifting of foreign ownership limits; GPIF reports profit; Korea Post, APG invest in property debt; EPF eyes UK property; GIC, Mid East SWFs focus on Asia; global SWFs up bond exposure; and more.
The largest tech stocks have suffered since early October, exposing risks that could spell the end of a long upward ride and force asset owners to rethink how they invest in equities.
Buoyed by returns from listed and unlisted assets, Australian pension funds recovered from 2015 decline, though industry experts split on how they can sustain this momentum.