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.
Institutions in Australia and Japan are making good progress on achieving targets for gender parity, but there is still work to do in the region, including in Hong Kong.
The Japanese pension fund’s actively managed foreign-equity investments outperformed the far larger amounts being managed passively. Should it take active investing more seriously?
New prime minister Yoshihide Suga could set out plans to tighten GPIF's oversight to garner support for his re-election next year, say country experts.