With over $1 trillion in assets and growing, Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global is already one the largest pension funds in the world - now it's aiming to be the most transparent too.
Only three asset owners have signed up to the country's stewardship code. More must do so, including National Pension Service, the biggest state fund.
Many asset owners do not know whether or not they can trust the valuations reported by infrastructure managers, and feel they need new products to better invest in the sector.
Product selectors flag areas for improvement in the industry, such as a lack of detail about fund performance drivers and churn of sales staff at both distributors and fund houses.
If a hedge fund is dripping information, blowing up the pipeline may be the answer, says EthosData, and several fund managers agree.
Michael Hintze, one of the world’s most famous and successful hedge-fund managers, gives an exclusive interview to AsianInvestor.
There is growing harmonisation between hedge-fund managers and investors over transparency and liquidity terms, according to Credit Suisse.
Ng Nam-Sin of the Monetary Authority of Singapore spells out what authorities expect of asset managers doing business with Singaporean clients.
The Singapore-based fund of funds has stopped direct coverage of most mainland-based hedge funds, as a result of their lack of transparency.
Hedge funds have bounced back strongly from their lows last year, but they seem to recognise the need to adapt to their new environment.
Shaun Parkes, worldwide securities services head at JP Morgan, says demand for bundled global custody solutions will grow in 2010.
Traders move on and markets forget. These truisms are especially applicable in the arena of derivatives trading.