Japan plans a sovereign wealth fund; Malaysia’s head of EPF shifts to Khazanah; Korea’s NPA signs stewardship code; Korea Post Insurance offers multi-asset tactical mandate; Philippines and Vietnam face need for more pension payments, and more.
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German firm launches bankruptcy proceedings against Evergrande.
Over the next 12 months, investors in Asia will likely contend with a fast-moving investment landscape shaped by China’s increasing focus on sustainability alongside the tenor of macroeconomic policies and the path of inflation. PineBridge Investments’ specialists offer their views on what investors can expect in 2022 and the opportunities arising from this confluence of changes.
The former CIO of China Pacific Insurance Co (CPIC) had left the insurer in September for "family reasons". He previously worked at AIA and AIG.
Renewable energy remains the most attractive climate-related investment sector as SWFs move swiftly to address their environmental impact, according to the latest report.
The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Adia), in particular, is likely to deepen its reach, having already boosted its A-share holdings in the first half of the year.
The Dutch pension fund manager sees more growth opportunities in Southeast Asia post Covid-19 but retains faith in China’s private equity market.
Big shifts such as consolidations among asset managers will likely happen in the burgeoning private debt markets in Asia. How should global asset owners tap into the private credit boom?
Inflation is here to stay, but how long is the question investors struggle to answer. In the meantime, super funds Cbus and UniSuper have adjusted their portfolio accordingly.
Asian investors including Aware Super, LGIAsuper, NZ Super and an Asian insurer have been increasing their allocations to Europe’s residential property sector this year.
The SWF also aims to review and update its negative investing list on a regular basis to prevent systemic risk.