Large and relatively sophisticated institutional investors are increasingly asking external managers to implement such strategies and seeking to build up their own capabilities, a survey shows.
Nov 3, 2016
Focusing on environmental, social and governance factors improves the performance of emerging-market equity indices but not developed-market ones, finds new research.
Steven Carroll of Thomson Reuters explains how portfolio managers can gain a real edge by using factor-based models.
Concerns have been raised about investors ‘chasing performance’ by investing more into expensive factors like volatility and could suffer from a sharp reversal of this trend. State Street Global Advisors offers a somewhat different view.
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Speculation is swirling about Prudential's plans for its Asian asset management arm after it parted ways with three top executives. AsianInvestor outlines various potential outcomes.
The new specialist will drive the development of multi-asset, structured and quantitative solutions for the French asset manager in the Asia-Pacific region.
Statewide Super names new CEO; MSIM sets up Singapore-based team; Mercer appoints investing consulting head for Australia; QBE appoints Asia chief; Lombard Odier to open Abu Dhabi office, and more.
Foreign investors warmly received news of the planned merger, and anticipate that Beijing will make more efforts to broaden market access and enhance inbound investments.
The Swiss insurer's Hong Kong and Singapore businesses are looking to buy illiquid alternatives for the first time, despite the relatively meagre returns on offer.
The Malaysian pension fund is keen to expand its overseas and private markets exposure, but is waiting for more favourable global market conditions.
The city-state's newest life insurer is looking to appoint more third-party fund managers this year as it grows its assets and expands across borders, its CEO tells AsianInvestor.
The third-largest life insurer in China looks set to increase its private equity allocation, chiming with regulator efforts to get insurers to use their assets to support economic growth.
The Swiss insurer’s CIO for Hong Kong and Singapore wants to buy longer-dated bonds to better match the firm’s assets to its liabilities. But that's easier said than done.
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