Pressure on companies does pay off, as Asia's largest utilities companies cooperate with investor demand for action on decarbonisation, a recently released report says.
We showcase AsianInvestor's best interviews with asset owners in July – a feat that spans the Asia-Pacific region. Key themes are rising rates impacting portfolio shifts, boosting ESG and revamping external manager mandates.
In an exclusive interview, Cathay Financial's president lists collaborations with high emitters and carbon-driven remuneration policies as a strategy to decarbonise its portfolio.
AsianInvestor presents the judges' rationale for picking the winners in this awards category.
In August 2018, Ping An Insurance stated it would lower its share of stocks in its portfolio as it aimed to adhere to IFRS 9. Its interim report released August 24 shows that the insurer has delivered on that promise.
Trust and relationship-building are among the biggest factors for single family offices looking for co-investment partners.
AustralianSuper will double its staff in London and grow New York office to 80; Taiwan's Public Service Pension Fund to put great emphasis on ESG in manager selection; GPIF publishes list of companies with "excellent TCFD disclosures"; Nippon Life Insurance sets 2030 interim targets for greenhouse gas emission reduction in the investment portfolio; and more.
Taiwanese equity technology funds draw new capital for the seventh quarter as investors turn selective on fixed income funds.
The $200 billion pension fund is balancing exposure to the surging Taiwan stock market with further steps towards ESG integration.
Japan's GPIF posted 0.98% investment return in the second quarter ended September; Taiwanese pension funds overseen by BLF report 5.75% return for the first nine months of 2021; Abu Dhabi Growth Fund signs agreement with Indonesia Investment Authority; OTPP allocates 25% stake in road infrastructure in India; and more.
The Taiwanese pension fund manager has evolved a smart beta strategy that has showed its worth in a variety of market conditions. The key to success? Rotation.
Institutional investors like Cathay Life Insurance find offshore bonds increasingly attractive, while foreign buyers flee Asian equity markets.