Intrust Super chief executive to step down after merger; Aware acquires site for essential worker affordable housing; China bans cryptocurrency-related business activities; Hong Kong insure FWD filed for US listing of ADRs; Nippon Life acquires wealth life insurance from MassMutual; NPS to hire five investment managers to diversify portfolio; Malaysia to review Spacs framework; EPF reports $8 billion investment income; and more
EISS Super CEO resigns after failing performance test; China to launch wealth management pilots in four cities; Hong Kong's MPF grows 26% y-o-y; India's NIIF in talks to acquire and develop green energy assets; Korea Post to hire financial services firm; GIC, Baring Private Equity, IMM Private Equity to exit from Kyobo Life Insurance; Khazana to sell stake in Cenviro; EPF trims stake in oil palm planter; and more
Australia's Future Fund develops new investment strategy; Aware Super looking for buyers for agribusiness portfolio; China to launch third stock exchange for small and medium businesses, and crackdown on mismanaged private funds; Kotec to hire asset manager for $130 million domestic bond mandate; Malaysia's EPF makes two senior appointments; SGX allows Spac listings; and more
Australian Catholic Superannuation and NGS Super abandon merger plans; ASX 200 has no all-male boards for the first time; CIC posts 6.82% 10-year net returns; Cambridge Associates applies for licences to conduct business in Hong Kong; Korea's NPS records 7.49% returns for H1 this year; Korea Post seeks managers for ESG stocks mandate; GIC invests in Hong Kong ESG data start-up MioTech; and more
State-backed Chinese investors will bail out Huarong Asset Management, which unveiled $15.9 billion losses; Hong Kong insurer FWD planning $3 billion IPO in the US; MPF posts 28% investment return and 35% jump in assets; Korea's Poba seeks two managers for multi-asset mandate; NPS divests entire 11.5 million shares in General Electric; Malaysia's PNB and Khazanah pledges to increase sustainable investments; and more
Sydney Airport rejects second takeover bid by consortium joined by AustralianSuper; Australia's FSC launches new charter to boost female representation in fund management; China's privately offered funds hit $3 trillion; GIC invests in China warehousing and industrial real estate with ESR Cayman and APG; Japan's new university fund looks to invest in alts and foreign stocks; and more.
China issues sweeping new regulations for ratings agencies; Fidelity, JP Morgan and BNP Paribas Securities Services win approvals in China; Westpac sells Australian life insurance business to TAL Dai-ichi Life; Poba commits $95 million to AXA IM; GIC backs private equity bid for UK supermarket chain Morrisons; Omers-backed ESR Cayman acquires real assets manager; CareSuper posts 17.49% return; and more
Omers to buy Indian renewable power producer; GPIF made record cut to treasuries weighting; AustralianSuper's private debt investments to hit A$15 billion by 2024; Hong Kong Exchange Fund's investment income recovers for H1 2021; China's securities regulator claims to seek closer cooperation with US; Allianz wins approval from Chinese regulators to launch asset management firm; and more
Hesta reports record 23% return for sustainable growth option; Aware Super reaches $110 billion in AUM; People's Bank of China to continue supporting ESG bonds; US-based Generate raises $2 billion from international pension funds; Korea's CWMAA looking to hire for foreign infra mandate; Temasek enters $103m JV with nanotech firm; and more.
The Australian's Asic launches ESG fund review for greenwashing; Cbus hires from Apra; Hesta hires from AMP Life; Dai-ichi Life Insurance invests $50 million in climate infra fund; Korea's GEPS awards $105 million overseas infra mandates; Teachers' Pension calls for bids; QIA increases Credit Suisse stake; and more.
AustralianSuper posted a record 20.4% return for the past 12 months; Consortium including Future Fund acquires 49% stake in Telstra InfraCo Towers; AIA acquires stake in life insurance arm of the China Post Group; GPIF posts record return of 25.15%; Chikyoren hires Barings and Mitsui Real Estate Investment Advisors for property and private debt; and more.
Rest hires Australian equities head; China launches new rule for cash products; Richard Li's FWD applies for US IPO; Indonesia's new SWF plans to acquire toll road assets; Swedish pension fund AP7 excludes Chinese firms; Korean Teachers' Credit Union commits $100 million to US real estate fund; MAS reprimands three insurers; Temasek take up bulk of Singapore Airlines' undersubscribed bonds; and more.