Institutional investors have shown interest in using exchange-traded assets to get private asset-like returns, without the drawbacks. Will asset owners jump on the bandwagon?
China bonds are now too big to ignore - even for Japan's (and the world's) biggest pension fund. That said, GPIF and China are set to make odd bedfellows on the world bond index.
Asia's largest asset owners will see their enormous assets swell even further in the coming decade. They risk becoming too large to effectively manage their money.
The index provider's plans to add China's government bonds into a key index will force investors to weigh decent yields against political risks and market constraints.
Asset owners can influence gender parity efforts in listed companies by engaging with companies or investing in passive indices.
A growing number of investors in the region are using climate-aligned allocation strategies, but they could do more. Few set environmental standards in mandates, for instance.