Abu Dhabi and Qatar sovereign wealth funds eye Indian education technology firm; Korea's NPS commits capital to Blackstone Credit’s sustainable credit platform; Allianz in talks with Chinese banks to set up a majority-owned asset management venture; and more.
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.
Korean Hanwha Life Insurance is set to kick off direct investment in overseas real estate via new subsidiary in the US; Singapore's Temasek launches strategic partnership in Brazil with local partner; Japanese insurers expand overseas with acquisitions; Tokio Marine partners with Singapore insurtech VC firm; and more.
The chair of the National Council for Social Security Fund of China said the fund must grasp investment opportunities in technology; Australian institutional investors commit $38 billion to UK's green energy transition; Hang Seng Investment Management takes over management of Hong Kong's largest exchange-traded fund from State Street Global Advisors; and more.
AustralianSuper will double its staff in London and grow New York office to 80; Taiwan's Public Service Pension Fund to put great emphasis on ESG in manager selection; GPIF publishes list of companies with "excellent TCFD disclosures"; Nippon Life Insurance sets 2030 interim targets for greenhouse gas emission reduction in the investment portfolio; and more.
Temasek leads $200 million round for Amber Group; Hong Kong forecasts 2-3.5% GDP growth for fiscal 2022, with wealth connect enhancements and ETF-connect on the way; Australia's Future Fund implements sanctions on Russia as imposed by Australia, US and EU; and more.
China to expand commercial pension pilot scheme beyond current six life insurers; the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan is putting its decision to stop lending shares up for debate; Singapore budget avoids net wealth tax but imposes higher levies on property and luxury cars; APG urges 10 South Korean investee companies to reduce carbon emissions; and more
GIC will buy a portfolio of 15 hotels and 16 leisure properties from Japan’s Seibu Holdings for $1.3 billion; KIC invests $1.9 million in Coinbase shares; BlackRock CCB Wealth Management has received approval to launch pension wealth management products in Guangzhou and Chengdu; Temasek downsizes holdings in Alibaba while adding new positions in Pinduoduo and JD.com; Former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng to stand trial for role in 1MDB scandal; and more.
Sun Life considers launching second ESG fund in Hong Kong as it banks on the growing theme; NPS lowers exposure to large-cap and other domestic shares; Temasek's Vertex Technology Acquisition Corporation becomes first special purpose acquisition company on the Singapore Exchange; and more
Cathay Financial Holdings anticipates that interest rate increases will help boost profits in the coming year; Korea's National Pension Service meets protest from the business community after move to enlarge stewardship role; MAS bans crypto advertising to the general public; Japan's GPIF appoints managers for fund of funds mandate; GIC returns for Checkout.com's Series D funding; and more
The chair of China Life Insurance is under investigation for "serious violations of discipline and law"; Korea's National Pension Service was found to have been passive with efforts to mitigate climate change; Singapore's NTUC Income plans to spin off insurance business to new company; Temasek leads $300 million funding round alongside Qatar's SWF for Carsome Group; and more.
Calpers CIO Chris Ailman said that the S&P 500 probably won’t come anywhere close to matching the 27% advance it clocked in the past 12 months; Kopi Kenangan, which counts GIC, Li Ka Shing and Eduardo Saverin as backers, reached unicorn status; Korean pensions offloaded $9.2 billion in Samsung Electronics; GPIF prepares for alternatives mandate; and more.