Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund scheme gets three more investment options; Korea's National Pension Service reportedly has two frontrunners to head its investment operations; new report says asset owners around the world are passively invested in companies that might be involved in Uyghur Muslims repression in China’s Xinjiang region; and more.
Five Australian superannuation products failed to meet the performance benchmark this year, including four that failed for the second time; Singapore's GIC has led Indian space-tech startup series B funding round; Korea's NPS gets new CEO for three-year term.
Korean Hanwha Life Insurance is set to kick off direct investment in overseas real estate via new subsidiary in the US; Singapore's Temasek launches strategic partnership in Brazil with local partner; Japanese insurers expand overseas with acquisitions; Tokio Marine partners with Singapore insurtech VC firm; and more.
China Investment Corporation is merging a unit overseeing billions of dollars in private equity and infrastructure investments into its main operations; Australian superannuation plan targeting women has shut down after three years; Taiwan's Cathay Life commits to PE fund vehicle; Chinese state-backed firms take over Sino-Korea Life; and more.
Institutions such as Hanwha Life and the Military Mutual Aid Association say bad experiences from the 2008 crisis have led them to diversify alternatives exposure and be more collaborative.
The insurer, which in its former incarnation as Korea Life was bailed out during the Asian financial crisis, has bought a London commercial property amid a housing slump at home.