GPIF renews CIO term for two years as its ESG head retires; Nicole Bradford joins Australian Retirement Trust as head of sustainable investment from Cbus; Cbus promotes head of investment options as it shifts the function in-house; Former Poba CIO takes up senior advisor role; and more
Due to a lack of standards, investors have been left largely to their own devices to sieve out non ESG-friendly assets; How Jang Dong-Hun established a resilient portfolio at Korea's Public Officials Benefit Association (Poba); Allianz targets Chinese real assets despite Evergrande; ESG drives thematic ETF interest after record inflows in 2021; Market Views: How can RCEP benefit investments in Asia?
This is the first of two stories that take a close look at China’s private equity market after rounds of regulatory crackdown on various sectors, and how foreign asset owners are reading all the changes.
Korea’s bond fund market recorded the greatest net outflows during the third quarter as traders priced in Bank of Korea rate hikes amid inflation concerns.
Korea's Poba CIO to leave after six years in office; CPPIB names chief sustainability officer; Allianz announces new Apac CEO as Solmaz Altin leaves firm; Barings promotes international head; Simon England-Brammer relocates from Hong Kong to London to take on new Emea and Asia Pacific role at Nuveen; HSBC AM appoints Apac and HK CEO from Fidelity; and more
Generation's new climate fund has commendable long-term impact goals, but it remains to be seen if the concept aligns with asset-owner mandates.
The Australian superannuation fund is continuing its journey to invest in scalable affordable housing projects under its sustainable cities sustainable development goal (SDG).
The ease of direct investments into property firms and the availability of niche sectors in the US have drawn asset owners such as Australia’s Aware Super and Korea’s Poba.
For smaller asset owners with limited internal capacity, bond indices can serve as a good proxy for fixed income ESG screening.
They have teamed up with each other and with overseas investors to boost investment capacity in real estate and infrastructure investments in Europe and North America.
The investment industry lacks coherent sustainability standards, which makes applying them harder, said officials at asset owners and fund houses from Japan, Malaysia and Korea.
The government's plans to stimulate infrastructure could offer sustainable investment opportunities across many sub-sectors. That is drawing the eyes of Asian asset owners.