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.
The rise of environmental, social and governance issues to become a core aspect of the investment process has led to asset owners more closely examining fund manager claims.
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.