The Korean state pension fund is pursuing a seemingly muddled strategy, investing in fossil fuel projects even as it says it will implement environmental, social and governance efforts.
The coronavirus pandemic are challenging investment strategies in more than one way. But the postponement of upcoming tighter regulations might provide a ray of light.
The largest pension fund and life insurers of South Korea are becoming increasingly assertive in their investments, as they chase more yield, according to new data.
Korean securities companies will continue to supply domestic asset owners with new overseas alternative investments, but they are taking increasingly higher risks in the process.
Consolidation is trending in South Korea's life insurance sector, with industry players facing rising challenges amid prevailing low interest rates and looming new rules.
The Korean and US pension plans see benefits of favouring peers over external asset managers, as their latest partnership show.