The South Korean market highlights an ongoing dilemma for asset owners’ appetite for private equity investments.
The increasing push for managers to adhere to investor ESG benchmarks means that shared standards should be a priority.
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.
China’s former central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan has spoken in favour of letting pension funds invest overseas, a sign senior officials are considering such a move.
Two family office executives tell AsianInvestor why the prospect of lower costs is not enough reason to use an outsourced chief investment officer.
Willis Towers Watson addresses common myths surrounding the outsourced chief investment officers model, to help asset owners better understand this alternative management approach to portfolio construction and implementation.
Willis Towers Watson advocates a bespoke modelling framework to answer those “what if” questions when reviewing or changing portfolios.