Malaysia’s largest pension fund went through a thorough self-analysis before adopting public ESG portfolio goals. Its former chief executive explains how.
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Artificial intelligence tools can help investors assess company emissions and identify those overstating their sustainable credentials, argues Ping An Insurance.
Investment professionals face an array of market changes. They need to start reskilling now if they are going to be ready.
The hedge fund industry has been relatively slow to embrace environmental, social and governance (ESG). But this looks likely to change as asset owners increasingly demand it.
Asset management has avoided major technology disruption, but its time is coming. Firms need to plan accordingly.
The country has slowly liberalised its financial markets, but it can do more to attract international investors, says the Asia Securities Industry Financial Markets Association.
Global investors need to better assess how much exposure to get to the country as its financial markets expand. Equities and private assets in particular offer some opportunities.
Investors that use legal entity identifiers can help regulators prevent counterparty risks. But the Asian take-up has been low to date, says the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation.
New regulations requiring asset managers to report extra data on collective investments schemes could be costly, unless regulators create centralised data centres, argues PwC.
The very manner of existence of cryptocurrencies is causing investors and regulators some headaches. Would-be buyers should consider them before investing their money.
Abundant liquidity is causing alternative asset classes to lose their uniqueness and illiquidity premium, says William Kelly, CEO of the Chartered Alternative Investment Association.
Asian asset owners are gradually embracing the idea that environmental, social and governance strategies can be an effective form of risk control.