A recent study reveals a notable shift in the global perception of public pension funds and sovereign wealth funds towards the investment prospects in Asia, with India outpacing China.
Beset by a lacklustre equity market, Indonesia's relatively buoyant bond market has become practically the only option for its yield-hungry domestic investors.
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The global themes of decarbonisation, deglobalisation, evolving demographics and the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution continue to create new opportunities to invest in private assets, according to Nils Rode, chief investment officer of Schroders Capital.
The Indonesia Investment Authority continues to push ahead with allocations to infrastructure projects while developing new strategic alliances with institutions across the region.
Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Exchange Fund and the new Hong Kong Investment Corporation will join forces with the Silk Road Fund to invest in Belt and Road Initiative projects focusing on energy transition and infrastructure.
Strong member inflows to the social security fund are held in time deposits for a lack of alternatives. The investment team is building a case for a much wider mandate.
Australia's third-largest superannuation fund aims to continue the success of its direct property and infrastructure strategies as it expands globally.
Indonesia's latest co-investment aims to capitalise on global hyperscalers hoping to tap into a booming local consumer market. There is also scope to cater to excess demand from Singapore.
One of Canada's largest pension fund investors plans to seek new partners and access Asian growth opportunities through private market investments with its new office in Singapore.
The US-based asset manager plans to ramp up hiring in the region as it tailors offerings to meet demand from family offices as well as enhance its alternative asset capabilities.
The $13 billion pension fund has about 22% of its investment portfolio in alternative assets, including private equity, infrastructure, commodities and gold.
The infrastructure sector is falling behind in adopting net-zero targets, according to two leading voices in sustainability.