If asset managers and owners in Asia are to incorporate climate risk into their investment modelling processes, they will need more regulatory certainty on the issue, say consultants.
There are better ways for institutional investors to gain market exposure, says Peter Ryan-Kane, Asia-Pacific head of portfolio advisory at the investment consultancy.
Research published this week highlights the difficulties of emerging-market investing and suggests some broad strategies.
The irresistible rise of China is reflected in the advance of the country's investment management firms.
An informal poll of funds, asset managers and consultants at a Watson Wyatt conference in Hong Kong reveals concerns about risk management.
Asset managers and investors still have important lessons to learn about portfolio risk and alternative investments, according to a senior consultant.
The total assets of the world's largest 300 pension funds fell by 13% in 2008 to $10.4 trillion, according to a Watson Wyatt report.
Institutional investors looking to allocate to private equity should look first to the smaller end of the market, says Watson Wyatt.
How should pension plan sponsors think about manager performance and remuneration when markets are so out of whack?
A Watson Wyatt survey reveals a generally optimistic tone for 2009, although fund managers expect their institutional clients to opt for more conservative investment strategies.
Mark Brugner joins the Hong Kong office. His appointment is in line with a restructuring of the consulting firmÆs global research team.
The consulting firm advises its clients not to react to short-term poor relative performance from high-quality managers.