Equip and Catholic Super appoints Andrew Howard as CIO from Hostplus; Korea Police Pension Fund to name new CIO after year-long vacancy; Willis Towers Watson expands Asia investments team by a third; Capital Group appoints ESG director for Europe and Asia; Columbia Threadneedle opens Japan office; and more.
More of the country's firms have begun offering environmental, social and governance data to investors, but adoption remains low. Plus, regulatory risk continues to offer uncertainty.
The pandemic underlines the benefits of a TPA model, said executives from Australia’s Cbus and Future Fund and insurer Prudential at a webinar hosted by AsianInvestor and SimCorp.
Pension fund investors are in for a shock, with global equity market falls reducing their assets. There are a few ways they can react to minimise falls and maximise returns.
The move is seen as unlikely to mean much change for asset owners in Asia Pacific, but fund managers will be keeping a close eye on how it develops.
A link is emerging between pension funds' exposure to alternative investments and their asset growth, according to two recently-released studies.