The €440 billion Dutch pension fund manager is still keen on private markets despite falling illiquidity premiums, and its CIO sees Asia as a fertile market for such investments.
Insurers in the region are eyeing more tactical asset allocation and increasingly using ETFs to that end, finds BlackRock research. They are also targeting illiquids, above all private equity.
Private equity and real estate investors are staying calm and taking steps to protect their investments after the quake, while distressed investors steer clear of public comment.
VIDEO: There’s also an illiquidity premium returning for alternative assets, so it’s a good time to look at alternatives, says Scott Kalb, Korea investment Corporation’s chief investment officer.
VIDEO: If you've got 'dry powder', as do many sovereign wealth funds, then why not invest in alternatives, says Scott Kalb of Korea Investment Corporation.