The country's retirement funds, and especially CPPIB, are showing keen interest in the sector as they intensify their search for returns outside of North America.
Senior executives at the Taiwan financial group and Canadian pension fund believe that companies have to make an ESG transition, and may not have a choice in a few years.
Insto roundup: NPS to hire 54 asset managers; CPPIB plans to raise stake in India infrastructure fund
NPS launches programme for 54 asset management positions; CPPIB to acquire an additional stake in an Indian infrastructure investment trust for $136m; Cadillac Fairview injects $400m into Apac-focused fund; Chikyoren hires Nomura, Tokio Marine for alternative mandates; GIC extends JV with UK student accommodation group and more.
Changes at Prudential Corporation Asia were popular among our readers in April, who also showed interest in China's $3 trillion mutual fund market and Australia's super fund mergers.
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.