Regulators are putting banks and insurance firms under pressure to do more to tackle problems such as insufficient risk management, inaccurate information disclosure and inconsistent shareholder management.
Jamie Allen, secretary-general of the ACGA, laments Asia's superficial levels of ESG discussion and says basic governance issues must be ironed out.
More of the country's firms have begun offering environmental, social and governance data to investors, but adoption remains low. Plus, regulatory risk continues to offer uncertainty.
The move will ultimately help to improve insurers’ investment performance and enhance corporate governance standards across the entire investment community.
Giant index fund managers may be thought to sit on their hands when it comes to exerting shareholder influence, but the reality is different.
US President Trump is seeking to change public company reporting from a quarterly basis to a semi-annual one. Would this be better for long-term investors? We asked six experts.
Poba had no Reit investments last year but has invested close to $80 million so far this year. The Asian Investment Summit also heard how governance issues are rising up the agenda.
South Korea's biggest pension fund is moving in the right direction but deep ties to segments of the capital market make independent monitoring a challenge, say experts.
A public warning by Norway’s wealth fund for LSE not to lower its listing standards for state companies should be an example to other investors.
The city-state’s imminent review of its corporate governance code is set to address two areas where more disclosure is needed, says David Smith of Aberdeen Asset Management.
The world's largest pension fund is conducting due diligence on environmental, social and governance indices and plans to expand its team by 10%, said president Norihiro Takahashi.
The vice-chair of Taiwan's markets regulator explains how it is focusing on financial technology development to benefit the local investment industry, as part of wider reform.