Fund managers are under growing pressure to reduce fees, a trend reinforced by the rise of flows into passive strategies and the low returns achieved in recent years, says a new report.
Guidelines issued on Friday aimed at curbing the growth of mutual funds tailored for individual – or small groups of – institutional clients have come earlier than some expected.
Despite concerns over the availability of private-market investments, institutions are showing more interest in building alternatives expertise, say fund-servicing executives.
AsianInvestor unveils the winners of its third annual Institutional Excellence Awards. In the second of three announcements, we reveal the outstanding asset owners by category of organisation.
China and Japan saw declines in institutional investor AUM, but several Asian markets posted asset growth, according to AsianInvestor research. We take a look at the results in more detail.
Taiwan's biggest investment manager intends to enter the smart-beta arena and widen its range of overseas strategies, amid rising local demand for offshore exposure.
Institutional investors and fund houses in Asia are using ETFs more for multi-asset and smart-beta strategies and for replacing futures exposure, with growth tipped to accelerate.
They explain the factors that determine why they choose one manager over another as they look to step up allocation to global markets and alternative assets.
Institutions in Asia use Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter more than peers worldwide, impacting their investment decisions, finds Greenwich. Asset managers are urged to sort out a social media strategy.
Fund firms are boosting distribution teams with an eye on institutional investors expanding allocations to more specialist international asset classes, according to two reports.
AsianInvestor hosted its 3rd Annual Japan Institutional Investment Forum at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo on March 12.
Asian institutions are diversifying rapidly, so must seek more external expertise and move away from the insourcing trend, argues Greenwich.