Despite Singapore’s efforts to upgrade its already top-rated compulsory public pension scheme, the answer to its continuing success lies in better educating its members.
Yet there are indications that demand among private individuals for exchange-traded funds and other index strategies could gain momentum – but that will take time.
Asia's asset owners have taken big strides into passive investing since 2010. Hong Kong's Hospital Authority Provident Fund and Taiwan's Bureau of Labor Funds explain why and how.
With actively managed funds falling woefully short of their targets, passive products have the chance to finally overcome the reticence of Asian investors. Regulatory changes could help.
As AsianInvestor's anniversary articles continue, today we look at Singapore. High hopes for the Lion City's mutual funds were dashed by financial crisis, disease, and the desire to make a quick buck.
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East Asians must take more responsibility for their pension needs, as government- and employer-backed systems struggle to provide sufficient retirement income, finds a new study.
Some of the region's biggest social-security and pension funds convened in Sydney this week to discuss topics such as overseas investing and annuity provision.
Institutional investors need to reorganise their investment processes around new ways to access managers, extend time-horizons and measure risk, says Stanford’s Ashby Monk.
Gary Sim has joined the bank in Singapore from LGT Investment Management, replacing Chua Boon-Lee, who moved to the city state’s Central Provident Fund.
The Lion City’s Central Provident Fund Board will unveil Chua Boon-Lee as senior investment adviser in July.
Despite offering relatively low margins and fees, the region's retirement markets have huge long-term potential for asset managers, argues Cerulli Associates.