ASIA - Asian pension funds could leapfrog over the west and lead the way in implementing environmental, social and corporate governance guidelines, according to a report by the Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (Asria).
The report - The Time to Lead is Now: The Adoption of ESG Analysis by Asian Government Pensions Funds, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) - said that several large state pension funds in Asia...
ASIA - Asia ex-Japan and Australian assets are set to double by 2015, reaching $4tr, according to a recent study by Cerulli Associates.
ASIA - Asian institutional investors outside of Japan are looking to boost returns by investing more heavily in liquid alternatives, high yield debt and emerging markets while Japanese investors are looking for non-domestic opportunities, a new survey...
ASIA - Aviva Investors has appointed Patrick Chong as head of financial institutions business development - Asia Pacific.
US/ASIA - BlackRock has appointed ING Investment Management's Joel Kim as head of Asia-Pacific fixed income.
HONG KONG - Northern Trust will begin offering index equity portfolio management services from Hong Kong after receiving regulatory approval this week.