Constrained by tight regulation, the life insurer has been unable to invest in offshore assets. Its CIO hopes a new rule later this year will allow it to start doing so.
The UK asset manager is discussing providing product for Chinese peer-to-peer firms’ online platforms, amid debate over the potential disintermediation of traditional distributors.
The Malaysian pension fund and the Canadian insurer's Philippine unit agree that Asian debt is a riskier investment than in the past. So what alternatives are they looking at, if any?
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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.
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.
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
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.
Responsible investing includes allocating to poor-ESG performing EM countries and helping them shift to greener solutions, instead of divesting completely, experts said.
Corruption risks and the lack of opportunities are not helping Asian investors overcome their doubts about the value of ESG metrics
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.
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.
The way family offices contribute to society has evolved from philanthropy to impact investing - or in many cases, a blend of both.