The Canadian and Korean asset management operations of two life insurers have agreed to jointly take advantage of rising institutional investor demand for Asian alternative assets.
The Korean sovereign wealth fund is joining hands with Hyundai Heavy Industries to better sniff out and assess new technology investments in the US.
The third-largest pension fund in the world is still planning to reduce domestic equities despite calls from retail investors for it to support local stock prices.
The government's plans to stimulate infrastructure could offer sustainable investment opportunities across many sub-sectors. That is drawing the eyes of Asian asset owners.
Korea's financial regulator is increasingly trying to impose caution in respect of illiquid investments, especially offshore ones, but the tide of flows into such assets is still rising.
The Korean pension fund giant is venturing into timberland investment, and more asset owners are expected to follow suit as they seek diversification and sustainable investments.