With increasing demand from professional and institutional investors for ESG-friendly crypto products, a number of purely blockchain-focused venture capitalist funds and hedge funds have emerged in the markets.
The regulation, which is now in the final implementation phases, will likely give institutional investors and asset managers a hard time as initial margin calculation is highly technical.
Pandemic-fuelled turbulence and policy risk concerns will have little impact on the long-term investment value of the China stock market, making it attractive to international investors.
Asian institutional investors were generally more optimistic about post-pandemic economic recovery but only 33% were confident about achieving their short-term objectives.
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China insurers may get higher equity investment limit; Japan insurers eye more foreign exposure; Khazanah targets 60%-plus offshore allocation; global institutions look to add real assets; and more.
A July survey of 177 institutional investors by Preqin showed an overwhelming majority believe equity markets are at a peak and could see a big correction soon.
A string of rate cuts by countries trying to catch up with the US Federal Reserve is narrowing investment options.
Cross-border capital accounted for nearly half of commercial real estate investment in tier-1 Chinese cities last year, with insurers seen as a fast-growing source of the flow.
Institutional investors have a key role to play in this initiative since natural capital is not well looked after in Asia, says a new umbrella body launched on Monday.
Insurance companies are increasingly turning to ETF products for both tactical and strategic asset allocations, BlackRock and other industry participants note.
Large and relatively sophisticated institutional investors are increasingly asking external managers to implement such strategies and seeking to build up their own capabilities, a survey shows.