Pension funds in the region recognise that investing more in alternatives has implications for their governance models, so they intend to make changes on that front.
The CEO of Malaysia's $161 billion Employees Provident Fund attributed its strong 2015 performance to broad diversification, and says it will further boost its alternatives allocation.
But Australia slipped to third in the MMGPI world rankings, partly because it hasn't been increasing the workforce participation rate of older workers as fast as other countries.
The $38 billion pension fund is moving to diversify as well as expand its investment team. We speak to its new head of investments, Chompoopen Sirithorn.
The $20 billion state pension fund is in touch with a growing number of asset managers about the possibility of expanding its international portfolio beyond bonds and equity ETFs.
Arj Seriniyom, Thai Life's head of investments, says the $7.5 billion insurer is awarding its first global multi-asset mandates to two firms and will be looking to hire external bond managers.