The pandemic has sharpened investors’ focus on ESG adoption, but for Khazanah and other asset owners in Asia, scaling up sustainability-themed investments has its challenges.
Some asset owners in the region are reducing riskier assets, while more investors around the world are planning to increase their allocations to government bonds.
Increasing polarisation between East and West leaves China in the economic driving seat, according to a new IFSWF and Invesco report.
Asset owners in Asia Pacific are also more likely than those in Europe and North America to change their strategic allocations this year, finds a new study by Bfinance.
Technology is reshaping how asset owners and managers run their portfolios and interconnect, and the pandemic has accelerated that trend.
The pandemic could cause interest rates to remain low for decades, making it tough for pension funds to improve returns. They must urgently diversify to offset this risk, say experts.