The boss of Thailand’s second-largest pension fund hopes that proposed changes in the law will help her diversify more into overseas markets. She is particularly bullish on China.
London-based Legal & General Retirement Institutional views the region favourably from a macroeconomic and political perspective, says its head of investment solutions.
Tackling Asia’s ageing population demands post-retirement solutions that provide additional income. Schroders Portfolio Solutions Team says a robust solution depends on a framework to address differences in time horizon, certainty and level of income, and risks of outliving assets.
The MPFA is approving fund houses that will be introducing investment products for post retirement, while making other efforts to improve the pension system.
Hong Kong’s mandatory provident fund trustees are facing a backlash for receiving high fee incomes despite offering poor returns and could see pressure to allow withdrawals.
Japan’s retirement system is in need of drastic change, but is the gradual shift to defined-contribution plans just a cop out?