Mega players Nippon Life and Dai-ichi Life are looking for opportunities in higher-yield single-A US corporate bonds, which offer more appealing yields than stagnant domestic offerings.
Nobusuke Tamaki, a former official at Bank of Japan and Government Investment Pension Fund, says government bonds may not be as safe as believed.
Four Tokyo appointments include the hiring of Makoto Yamashita as chief JGB strategist.
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The Canadian pension fund plans to increase its allocation to the region from 10% to 15% over the coming four years, even as its total assets under management rise.
Departing CEO Fiona Reynolds tells AsianInvestor how she hopes that, within a five-year period, human rights will be as important as climate issues for most investors.
As ESG is becoming the new pillar of asset allocation, major institutional investors in the region share insights on how to incorporate ESG in investments in a webinar organised by Natixis Investment Managers in partnership with AsianInvestor.
GIC’s highest 20-year annualised real return since 2015 places it among the world’s five largest sovereign wealth funds.
Government support in carbon neutrality, plus regulation overhauls in the cybersecurity space, have created a favourable environment to further diversify into green stocks.
Zurich Australia appoints CEO for Australian and New Zealand; BNY Mellon hires Southeast Asia head of intermediary; Franklin Templeton names head of Asia distribution; Robeco to add three ESG specialists in Singapore; JP Morgan AM names new head of data science; JLL adds head of Greater China; Lombard Odier hires COO from Credit Suisse; and more.
The healthcare industry in China is propelled by significant reforms and presents exciting investment opportunities. However, the returns it delivers are volatile. How should investors navigate this market?
The Thai fund house is planning to scale up its technology capabilities to lift investment returns and better engage clients, while technology funds are among the key focuses of its investment products.
The most common strategy was ESG integration, with $24.6 trillion of AUM deployed, although negative screening and shareholder action were also popular.
AustralianSuper, Aware Super and Cbus continue to be optimistic about equity returns after posting their best performance in decades, even as half of Australia goes under lockdown.