Withdrawals from pensions during the pandemic will have a long-term impact on the potential growth of retirement sums, according to Mercer.
AsianInvestor’s most recent survey of the region’s asset owners shows higher appetite for public equity investments. In particular, pension funds’ rebalancing strategies have been a key driver of this trend.
Franklin Templeton names head of China; Waterfall Asset Management appoints Alistair Ho from Natixis for new Hong Kong office; Henry Chui set to leave Nuveen; Mercer appoints Singapore-based head of Asia Pacific manager research; MSCI hires new Korea client head; Peak Re promotes chief underwriter; Singlife with Aviva's Navigator expands management team.
Pension fund investors in the region are looking at greater diversification and at more sustainable investing in response to the complexities of the global capital markets, according to a new report from Mercer.
ESG focus in Asia — while lagging its peers — is evolving, getting on par with global standards, and starting to show its own distinctive traits.
The increasing push for managers to adhere to investor ESG benchmarks means that shared standards should be a priority.
The high demand for alternatives among South Korean investors is one reason why they search for global opportunities more than their peers in other parts of Asia.
The China Investment Corporation released guidelines on reaching carbon neutrality at the portfolio level in the next five years and beyond;China will allow foreign institutional investors to trade bonds after record selloff; Westpac is transferring its superannuation funds to Mercer Super Trust; Korea's Government Employees Pension Service chooses alternative investment head at Samsung Life as new CIO.
AsianInvestor identifies five ways in which technology will force fund management to evolve. We begin with the likely impact on product distribution and flexibility.
The country's economic rebound and proposals to support more growth bode well for investment returns, but supers are unhappy the budget did not offer more support for women.
The German asset manager has enlisted an ex-Mercer executive for the newly created leadership role and appointed a new head of multi-asset in Shanghai.
The investment consultancy plans to replace its China wealth leader after he left last month. A principal on its alternatives team has also moved on.