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.
Different overseas alternatives strategies combined into a shared investment vehicle can cause problems for some corporate pensions. Long-term planning could remedy the issue.