Five of the largest pension funds in Canada were questioned on their exposure to China by a parliamentary committee of the Canadian government earlier this month.
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HKMA Exchange Fund's first-quarter gains soar; KIC considers alternatives investing in Asia; NPS benchmarks $1bn to a bespoke real estate index; Temasek looks at investing in Indian jeweller; and more.
Two of Canada’s largest pension funds are still reeling from their losses in fraudulently managed crypto exchanges and have sworn off the sector. Some experts believe the funds simply bet on the 'wrong horses.'
Weekly investors roundup: Ontario Teachers' pauses on China private assets; Meiji Yasuda Life sets up VC fund
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan pauses direct investing in private assets in China; Japan's Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance and venture capital firm establish fund; GIC and Oak Street close $15 billion REIT acquisition; and more.
Wealthy Chinese are exploring bigger investments in private assets as they seek shelter from wild swings in public markets, while managers look for revenue streams as institutional investors' interest dwindles; Singapore's GIC and Temasek make new investment forays into India; and more.
Bonds look relatively more attractive, says KIC CEO; CPP Investments and Ontario Teachers’ Pension has increased their investments into Indian highways; and more.
PE activity in India this year won’t match the blistering pace set in 2021, but the sector remains healthy. AsianInvestor looks at how challenges and opportunities in the current global environment are affecting the outlook for the industry.
Weekly investors roundup: Temasek awaits market correction; Ontario Teachers' expands Singapore office; Samsung shops alternatives via Blackstone
Temasek thinks market valuations have not yet priced in a global economic recession; Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan has announced plans to double its headcount in its Singapore office for Asia expansion; Samsung insurance firms have committed to a $650 million mandate into alternative assets managed by Blackstone; and more.
Weekly investors roundup: GIC wants Warren Buffet's favourite REIT; NZ Super makes sustainability push; CalSTRS on Asia property spending spree
Singapore's GIC wants to buy the only the only REIT which Buffett has invested in; NZ Super Fund has shifted about 40% of its overall investment portfolio to market indices that align with the Paris Agreement; CalSTRS committed $825 million to funds investing in Asia Pacific real estate during the first half of 2022.
In 2015, the Canadian pension fund hired a new head of Asia Pacific as a part of a regional build-out. The size and depth of Asia presence have since evolved – and that former regional head is now CIO at one of the largest US pension funds.
Weekly investors roundup: Hong Kong's MPF starts digital push; Ontario Teachers targets Indian hospitals; KIC confirms new CIO
The first batch of pension providers, including China Life, will join Hong Kong’s MPF’s new electronic platform next year; Ontario Teachers' Pension acquires majority stake in private hospital chain in India; head of Korea's sovereign wealth fund's investment strategy and innovation division is named its new chief investment officer; and more.
Like certain other Canadian funds, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is accelerating its regional buildout. It is focusing on adding talent in equities and real assets in Singapore.