Last night AsianInvestor unveiled the winners of the last four award categories: Japan, Endowment, Best CIO and Individual Contribution to Institutional Investment.
We reveal why these asset owners won the Institutional Excellence Awards for Australia/New Zealand, China and Hong Kong.
The $8 billion institution outsources another $200 million in order to broaden its credit exposure.
Like ships passing in the night, pension funds from both sides of the Pacific are looking to increase investments on the far shore.
Jacob Tsang finds a replacement for Keith Yuen from among his existing service providers.
It terminates a BlackRock bond mandate for a BlackRock fund of hedge funds overlaid on a bond index.
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The largest retirement funds in the Netherlands and South Korea have formed a landmark partnership to focus on real asset mega-deals. Their investment heads tell AsianInvestor why.
Taiping Insurance appoints new chairman; Etiqa replaces Singapore chief; Nuveen appoints Japan real estate head; Vontobel opens Singapore office; Aquila Capital names Apac CEO; Neuberger Berman adds new RM; Ocorian poaches fund services trio from Apex; Northern Trust replaces HK client services head; CSOP sells FO business to Carret Private and more.
Federated Hermes adds Asia, Australia/New Zealand sales heads; Eastspring, Nomura AM, Aberdeen name new Taiwan chiefs; Peak Re hires first chief economist; CBRE names HK investment property head; Campbell Lutyens appoints senior adviser in Singapore; and more.
The Malaysian state-linked unit trust manager has given factor-based global equity mandates to three fund houses and is mulling investing into new types of illiquid assets, say sources.
Institutional investors still believe private asset investing comes with extra challenges, but that the diversification and return benefits make it worth their while. A recent Schroders survey identifies notable increases in interest for real estate debt, infrastructure equity and insurance-linked securities.
David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives at Janus Henderson Investors, says that 2020 presented a volatility opportunity for those who were ready for it. In the following Q&A, he shares some strategies for risk-adjusted returns over time - from truly diversified sources – and talks about the biggest risks he sees in the markets today.
The IMF has called for greater investment in infrastructure. We asked experts about what investments may arise heading into 2021, and whether they would appeal to investors.
Compared to global peers, Asia’s travel and tourism sector appears better positioned to weather the lingering challenges in a post-Covid world. Amid international travel restrictions, domestic tourism shows signs of recovery - while talk of regional travel bubbles brings hope to the industry. This is the final instalment in Eastspring’s Asian Expert Series, exploring the future of Asia post Covid-19.
The Chinese government will next week discuss its economic and social development plan for 2021 to 2025 against a volatile global backdrop. Investment experts are mulling potential outcomes.
The country’s planned new sovereign wealth fund is intended to act as a conduit for infrastructure investment, via several investors as well as different investment paths.