High-quality ESG data is in demand, but frustration and impatience with the investment industry’s lacklustre solutions have nudged many to spearhead their own efforts.
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Incomprehensive data is a major challenge for investors when it comes to integrating and measuring ESG, but improvements are already happening, delegates heard at AsianInvestor’s Asia Investment Summit in Hong Kong.
Although ESG-related investments are facing headwinds in the US, it could ultimately serve to strengthen the integration of the factors into asset management, delegates heard at AsianInvestor’s Asia Investment Summit in Hong Kong.
Two Australian superannuation funds exploring merger; FWD takes stake in Malaysian life insurer; Hong Kong Investment Corporation gets board members; and more.
Singapore's sovereign wealth fund sees a clearer picture for Chinese tech investments; Korean state pension fund is estimated to run dry by 2055; and more.
The manager of the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund has concerns about the number of women occupying top corporate roles in Japan; insurance giant AIA is diving into China’s commercial property sector with a stake in a retail-office complex; and more.
High hedging costs and a low yen have led Japanese life insurers to focus on domestic government bonds, although declining yields might also prompt them to seek out alternatives.
With a new regulatory regime in the making, the lifers’ relatively high allocation to domestic equity will incur a higher cost, and selling off can be either boom or bust.
As interest rates have started to move, the larger Japanese life insurers consider either unhedged US investments, or aiming for the eurozone.
Even China is concerned about its Russia exposure; AIA puts on its acquisition hat; SFC fines HSBC Securities Brokers (Asia) HK$6.3 million; HKMA issues bonds; Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) invests $350 million into Indian commercial space; and more ...
August's most read: Ping An to add $7.7bn in real assets; Nippon Life's PRI appointment boosts Japan’s ESG push
Ping An to push forward with real asset investments despite headwind; Nippon Life's PRI appointment boosts Japan’s ESG push; how crypto firm licences could prompt investments; global asset owners' growing appetite for Chinese government bonds; rating agencies in China under pressure amid bond defaults; and more.
Aussie pension funds to get rated; Japan Post Insurance shifts approach to sustainable investing; CEO of Philippines' SSS resigns; GIC voices concerns about market environment; and more.