A range of issues prevent pension funds and insurers from fully embracing opportunities in infrastructure. A closer alignment of interests would help plug the gap, say regional players.
CPPIB, Omers and OTPP are busy hiring in the region for investment talent in credit, real assets and particularly equities. Omers is also planning to add office space in Singapore.
Asset owners look for hospitality investments in Asia; multiple investors seek private debt possibilities in India; KKR seeks $12b for global infrastructure fund; Metlife's institutional asset management arm originates $15.7b of private debt in 2020 and more.
The CIO of Asia's leading regional life insurer discusses how alternative assets help offset thin regional debt markets, and how infrastructure assets, in particular, may help offset this.
The government's plans to stimulate infrastructure could offer sustainable investment opportunities across many sub-sectors. That is drawing the eyes of Asian asset owners.
The rise of ESG investment, accelerated by Covid, has fuelled strong interest – and more funds – in green power. But asset owners need to acquaint themselves better with the sector.