A recent study reveals a notable shift in the global perception of public pension funds and sovereign wealth funds towards the investment prospects in Asia, with India outpacing China.
The largest asset owners across Asia Pacific have a lower allocation to alternatives, but a new portfolio construction approach could help change that.
The Indonesia Investment Authority continues to push ahead with allocations to infrastructure projects while developing new strategic alliances with institutions across the region.
As the fund prepares to appoint a new chief executive, it passes the 20 year milestone with a strong year for the strategic tliting team.
The removal of tax exemption for sovereign fund investments would have massive implications for foreign fund flows. That hasn't stopped some countries from trying to change the rules.
Indonesia's latest co-investment aims to capitalise on global hyperscalers hoping to tap into a booming local consumer market. There is also scope to cater to excess demand from Singapore.
The departures have caught the attention of industry observers, although with an increasing number of sovereign investors using Singapore as a regional hub, competition for seasoned investment professionals looks set to intensify.
Ethiopian Investment Holdings, the country’s sovereign wealth fund, will pursue its asset allocation strategy with proceeds from sales of state companies and assets.
Rwanda’s $250 million sovereign wealth fund will hire up to 12 new staff in a change of direction that will, eventually, lead it into Asia.
With no commodity-based or government surpluses to invest, some are questioning why the Philippines needs a sovereign wealth fund. Its proponents say it will ensure state funds are invested for the best return.
A tough year in public markets has taken its toll on the performance of Korea’s sovereign wealth fund, but an increasing allocation to alternatives has counterbalanced some of the losses.
AsianInvestor highlights five trends to watch among wealth funds in the Year of the Rabbit, which begins on January 22.