Bo Kratz, CEO of Conning in Asia Pacific, discusses common threads and differences between institutional investors in Asia Pacific versus the rest of the world.
According to Mr. Kratz , institutional investors in Asia Pacific face many of the same challenges experienced by others around the world: low yields, high correlations and changing regulatory frameworks. He also notes that there are some unique challenges. For instance, they do not have the same opportunities to diversify their assets. In some cases, they are restricted from investing abroad, or from incorporating new or alternative asset classes. The tool box is smaller. Mr. Kratz reminds us that many of the institutional investors in Asia Pacific reside in jurisdictions that are still developing.
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