The impact of the pandemic has led the Canadian pension fund to consider previously under-appreciated risks of some infrastructure and energy assets.
Top executives at the two big public investment funds reflect on their institutions’ approaches to stress testing and private markets, among other things.
Despite some evidence of rising asset owner interest in the likes of Bitcoin, two large institutional investors have their doubts about investing directly into such assets.
AsianInvestor profiles 20 of the asset owner executives who have had an outsize impact over the past 20 years. Today's duo is Benjamin Deng of China Pacific Insurance and CPPIB's Suyi Kim.
Having secured a dealing licence in Hong Kong last year, Canada's biggest pension fund is considering locating traders in Asia. It has also added an equity investment head in India.
The Canadian pension plan is prioritising the health of its staff and portfolio companies while eyeing technology investment opportunities, its Asia Pacific head tells AsianInvestor.