Tokyo-based Taro Ogai takes over as Asia-Pacific head of investment consulting, while Jayne Bok assumes a broader role, as Willis Towers Watson continues its business revamp.
If you are responsible for the investment of a pool of assets on behalf of others – whether a pension fund, insurance company, endowment fund, sovereign wealth fund or private assets – you will be all too aware that the job has become progressively more difficult over time.
Naomi Denning, EMBA, ASIP, managing director of investment services for Asia Pacific at Towers Watson, discusses the general trend of Asian institutional funds in terms of overseas investment.
Puah Ser-Sze exited last month and will not be replaced, as the investment consultancy seeks to integrate the regional teams more closely.
The firm's intention with MPFexpress.com is to familiarise itself with the city’s evolving pension system to help corporates help individuals. It admits there is a philanthropic element, too.
Institutional assets have nearly doubled in a decade to $28 trillion, even as the ratio of assets to liabilities has fallen except in Australia and Hong Kong, finds Towers Watson.