Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund scheme gets three more investment options; Korea's National Pension Service reportedly has two frontrunners to head its investment operations; new report says asset owners around the world are passively invested in companies that might be involved in Uyghur Muslims repression in China’s Xinjiang region; and more.
Wellington Management has signed a partnership with Manulife Singapore to distribute three funds to the insurer’s customers exclusively until December 2022
Super funds name new chairs; Manulife appoints Hong Kong CEO; BlackRock announces senior appointments; SC Capital Partners make senior hires across several territories; Capital Group hires Southeast Asia intermediary director; and more.
The life insurer's Hong Kong arm continues to add positions to the private market despite the current downturn for good liability match, less volatility, and diversification in the long-term.
Abu Dhabi and Qatar sovereign wealth funds eye Indian education technology firm; Korea's NPS commits capital to Blackstone Credit’s sustainable credit platform; Allianz in talks with Chinese banks to set up a majority-owned asset management venture; and more.
AsianInvestor’s new weekly column on past events journeys back to see how Canadian life insurer Manulife’s role in China’s huge pension market has evolved since 2016.
Ping An of China Asset Management hires new MD and fixed income head; Two senior executives leave HKEX; Prudential Thailand names chief actuary; Fidelity promotes new head of equities in China; BlackRock relocates Eric Liu to Shanghai as fixed income head; WTW appoints new head of crb for Hong Kong; and more
GIC partners with Omers Infrastructure and Wren House to jointly acquire Direct ChassisLink; Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world’s largest, posted its first quarterly loss in two years; AustralianSuper delivered a -2.73% return for the fund’s balanced option for FY2022; and more.
Insurance companies need to think outside the box when it comes to ESG frameworks and securing the right investments across disparate geographies.
Aviva Investors appoints new head for sustainable outcomes; Manulife IM former Asia CRO joins Value Partners; Blackstone Credit hires new head of Asia Pacific origination; MUFG appoints new regional executive for Asia Pacific; Capital Group hires Southeast Asia intermediaries MD; HSBC AM appoints head of Asia multi-asset; PineBridge announces two departures; and more.
Anil Wadhwani has joined Prudential as group CEO from Manulife Asia; GIC’s private equity investment looks beyond definitive ESG; Family offices show strong interest in alternative investments; Southeast Asia: the next hotbed for digital infrastructure investing; New private pension scheme could open up Chinese assets to foreign insurers; and more.
NPS head of Americas private equity and global hedge funds team leaves after 11 years; AIA hires director of tactical asset allocation from JP Morgan Asset Management; Manulife appoints chief risk officer for Asia; Bruce Tomlinson leaves Australian Retirement Trust; Franklin Templeton makes senior appointments in Malaysia; Eastspring loses three C-suites; and more.