Changing demographics, rising salaries and a generalised change in the wealth landscape is driving the fast pension fund asset growth
Nearly one third of central banks plan to increase their holdings of the Chinese currency over the upcoming 12-24 months, survey from a central banking think tank found.
Constrained by tight regulation, the life insurer has been unable to invest in offshore assets. Its CIO hopes a new rule later this year will allow it to start doing so.
Permodalan Nasional Berhad’s latest annual report shows that its gradual increase in exposure to foreign assets does not appear sufficient to meet a stated end-2022 target.
The current low-yield environment poses a challenge to real returns for traditional portfolios, but decent opportunities exist in non-traditional asset areas, said Lim Chow Kiat.
Reserve managers in Asia and elsewhere aim to relax their investment guidelines amid the pandemic fallout, with an eye on assets such as EM stocks and private equity, say experts.