Asset owners outside Asia often hire Western firms to manage their Chinese equity portfolios, despite mainland fund houses’ lower charges. But there are pros and cons to weigh up.
The country's defined contribution plans could weather market storms better if they had a wider choice of alternative assets and a stronger focus on rebalancing, say industry experts.
Pension fund investors are in for a shock, with global equity market falls reducing their assets. There are a few ways they can react to minimise falls and maximise returns.
A link is emerging between pension funds' exposure to alternative investments and their asset growth, according to two recently-released studies.
Different overseas alternatives strategies combined into a shared investment vehicle can cause problems for some corporate pensions. Long-term planning could remedy the issue.
The consensus of returns for most assets is a lot lower than it has been for the last decade. Adapting to this environment will likely push more investors to delegate their investment activities to third parties and hopefully gain an edge.