The Malaysian Retirement Fund Incorporated (Kwap) believes in taking an inclusive approach toward ESG investing.
Hazman Hilmi Sallahuddin has been made Kwap's new chief investment officer.
Kwap property arm appoints CEO; VFMC names new CEO as Lisa Gray retires; MSIG Singapore promotes Mack Eng as CEO; Monroe Capital opens first Asia office in Seoul, hires head from Aberdeen; Vanguard Australia appoints new MD to relocate from US; HSBC AM expands EM debt team; Vantage FX hires from CGS-CIMB in Singapore; and more.
Experts say the recent changes of chief executives at state investment funds PNB, EPF and Kwap all have similar explanations, with Khazanah potentially being next.
Hostplus teams up for PE; NPS pressured on governance; EPF, Kwap keen to make more overseas investments; GIC takes a liking to Brazil; FWD in talks with SCB over life insurance business acquisition, and more.
IMF gains RQFII approval; India's unit-linked insurance plans set for revamp; GPIF seeks alts strategy consultants; NPS bullish on foreign equities; Poba seeks JVs for real estate investing, and more.
The $34 billion Malaysian state pension fund has been revamping its leadership team, and the new CEO aims to build investment capabilities, say well-placed sources.
AsianInvestor details why Malaysia's KWAP stood strong for its ESG commitment, and how Liu Li-ju of Taiwan's BLF impresses for her ongoing efforts to improve its capabilities.
Canada's CPDQ to acquire 40% of CLP India; Chikyoren announces PE mandate; Kwap to undergo managerial revamp; Singapore's GIC to establish China fund, and more.
India's insurance industry to hit $280 billion by 2020; Japan's PM commits to raise retirement age to 65; Korea's NPS makes just 0.9% returns in 1H; Kwap of Malaysia sees CIO shift to take over LTAT, Korea Post seeks to brush up on cryptocurrencies and more.
Asian pensions' assets surge; Local Government Super awards ESG bond mandate; FWD buys HSBC's stake in Malaysia JV; Korea Post looks to build infra, hedge fund assets; Life Insurance Corp of India mulls purchase of IDBI and more.
We are identifying 20 outstanding executives who are driving the region's pension funds forward. Today, we feature leaders from Japan's GPIF and Malaysia's Kwap.