Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman has appeared in a new advert calling on UK pensioners to lobby funds to cut fossil fuel exposure. It comes at a time when debate heats up on ESG globally and COP28 begins.
Beset by a lacklustre equity market, Indonesia's relatively buoyant bond market has become practically the only option for its yield-hungry domestic investors.
Strong member inflows to the social security fund are held in time deposits for a lack of alternatives. The investment team is building a case for a much wider mandate.
Consistent growth in assets under management means the pension fund needs to find different routes to invest, says its director of investment development.
AsianInvestor has identified 20 outstanding executives who are driving forward the region's pension industry. On the penultimate day, we showcase executives from Taiwan's BLF and the Netherlands' APG Asset Management.
The pension fund's pivot to domestic investments could affect returns negatively since a significant chunk of its investment income is currently derived from overseas exposure.
Dragon Capital's voluntary defined contribution plan launch comes as Vietnam's rapidly ageing population is set to increase pressure on the highly underfunded state pension plan.
After a turbulent Year of the Tiger, pension funds are poised to face a multitude of open-ended risks. The trade-off between risk and reward will be finely balanced.
Four of the five most-read stories were related to Australia, including Vanguard's entry into the pension market and Canadian pensions' plans in real estate. Family offices also offered insight into private asset investment plans.
Withdrawals from pensions during the pandemic will have a long-term impact on the potential growth of retirement sums, according to Mercer.
Although still marginal in the total portfolio, alternative investments are increasing rapidly for the world’s largest pension fund.
Overseas equities weighed down on the Japanese pension fund’s performance particularly strongly, and efforts to optimise the equities portfolio are underway.