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.
Illiquid, crowded out by bank lending, and underdeveloped. That is how many institutional investors see Asian bond finance, which lags the region's economic coming of age.
The Korean pension fund has sharply reduced its allocation to global equities this year in pursuit of an absolute return strategy.