Asset owners have been caught between a rock and a hard place. Volatile equity markets are forcing them into fixed income but options are fast dwindling.
Negative rates have failed to spur domestic demand, and while institutions have been driven to invest more offshore, they now face other issues, says Mark Konyn of insurer AIA.
Apr 18, 2016
The asset management industry is beset by challenges; we identified five as the most crucial and published them consecutively earlier this month. Here they are in case you missed any.
Apr 7, 2016
We have identified the five most crucial challenges facing the asset management industry. Today we outline number two.
Top news, insights and analysis every weekday
Sign up for
Barings's ex-head of sovereigns joins ETF firm; HSBC Securities Services gets new client head; AQR pares Asia sales team; KKR appoints Asia-Pacific tech investment head; CGS-CIMB hires chief investment strategist; EFG poaches IAM team from UBS; First State names head of investment product research; HSBC GAM has management reshuffle and more.
KIC appoints new deputy CIO; SSGA loses HK head of ETFs; Ping An AM portfolio manager exits; Bridgewater China hires tech head; Vanguard names new Asia head; BlackRock hires Apac head of iShares; CBRE Greater China advisory head departs and more.
The US firm's former Singapore chief is on gardening leave. Sources say he will take up an institutional client-focused role in Hong Kong at another large fund house.
The coronavirus pandemic are challenging investment strategies in more than one way. But the postponement of upcoming tighter regulations might provide a ray of light.
With oil-producing countries hit hard by the crude price crash, their state institutions will have to dump liquid assets and, by default, raise private market allocations, say industry experts.
The institutional fund distribution platform is pressing ahead with its second Asian branch, despite uncertainty following months of protests and, more recently, the coronavirus.
The incoming president of the world’s largest pension fund will need to oversee a freer hand in foreign asset allocation and appoint a new CIO, with Hiromichi Mizuno leaving.
Nine experts share their takes on how institutional investors can best respond to what seems to be a spiralling bond market rout.
As markets continue to gyrate, some of the island's larger insurers have sought to take advantage while smaller players are struggling with weaker capital positions.
Simple-to-use tools that can reduce business travel have long been available. The coronavirus is forcing us now to use them, and the climate could benefit.