The $287 billion state pension reportedly plans to invest in both state- and privately-backed infrastructure projects, as it boosts its alternatives exposure.
The securities regulator announced the decision last night amid mounting criticism and plunging share prices, admitting that the mechanism had failed in its objective.
The foreign exchange regulator has relaxed quota rules on qualified foreign institutional investors in a harmonisation drive tipped to push overseas firms to raise onshore allocations.
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Asia Pacific's family offices are a nimble bunch and never more so than when it comes to ESG where they're already proving to be ahead of the regulators.
Norges Bank Investment Management added four prominent traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) firms to its exclusion list but has also been increasing its emerging market exposure.
Aware Super appoints deputy CIO and head of governance; AustralianSuper promotes chief risk officer to replace Paul Schroder; Raffles Family Office adds two new roles to independent advisory board; Amundi appoints South Asia CEO; Barclays names China chief executive; Zico hires head of advisory in Singapore; Capital Group names head of HK client group; and more
Responsible investing includes allocating to poor-ESG performing EM countries and helping them shift to greener solutions, instead of divesting completely, experts said.
Experts believe the Japanese pension fund’s decision will have limited impact on global investors’ appetite for China sovereign papers, and any impact would be felt more in Japan’s public sector.
As more multi-asset portfolios integrate sustainability, such portfolios’ ability to navigate short-term swings in performance is enhanced without sacrificing longer term returns, says Schroders’ Jason Yu. In this Beyond Profit series, the firm explores both investing in sustainability-driven sectors and incorporating ESG considerations in the investment process.
Corruption risks and the lack of opportunities are not helping Asian investors overcome their doubts about the value of ESG metrics
With increasing demand from professional and institutional investors for ESG-friendly crypto products, a number of purely blockchain-focused venture capitalist funds and hedge funds have emerged in the markets.
Nearly 50% of institutional investors and family offices in Asia Pacific intend to increase the number of external managers for their thematic investments in equities over the next 12 months.
Equip and Catholic Super appoints Andrew Howard as CIO from Hostplus; Korea Police Pension Fund to name new CIO after year-long vacancy; Willis Towers Watson expands Asia investments team by a third; Capital Group appoints ESG director for Europe and Asia; Columbia Threadneedle opens Japan office; and more.