Research

Selected Academic Publications, Working Papers & Research-in-progress

Media Commentaries, Op-Eds, Essays

Asset Management, Life-cycle Savings and Investing

BFM 89.9

9 November 2023

Interview with Joseph Cherian

A blueprint for transforming the nation's retirement landscape

The Edge (Malaysia) 

Print Edition, 23 December 2023 

Joseph Cherian

Lessons of the UK pension crisis 

Asia Asset Management

Print & Online Editions, March 2023, Vol. 28, No. 3

Joseph Cherian and Yogi Thambiah

Much ado abt EPF: Proposals for fixing the retirement crisis

The Edge (Malaysia) 

Print Edition, 22 May 2023 

Joseph Cherian and Ong Shien Jin

(astro AWANI)

Asro AWANI TV

10 October 2023 

Interview with Joseph Cherian

Innovative Swapping

Asia Asset Management

Print & Online Editions, October 2022, Vol. 27, No. 10

Zvi Bodie and Joseph Cherian

Flexibility is key: Financing net zero

Asia Asset Management

Print & Online Editions, November 2022, Vol. 27, No. 11

Michel-Alexandre Cardin and Joseph Cherian 

An Alternative Subsistence Pension Scheme Needs to be Designed for B40

Business Today (Malaysia) 

10 February 2023 

Joseph Cherian

Singapore’s All-in-One System                      

PGIM's (USA) "The Accidental Plan Sponsor" Podcast

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Panelists: Joseph Cherian (NUS) & Desmond Chew (CPF)

Funding net zero: Getting a grip on climate change

Asia Asset Management

Print & Online Editions, June 2022, Vol. 27, No. 6

Joseph Cherian and Yogi Thambiah

An abridged version of this article also appeared in NUS BIZBEAT, 14 June 2022, entitled, "The true cost of fighting climate change"

How is CPF different from other countries' pension systems?

Central Provident Fund Board's “Let's Talk CPF” Podcast

30 September 2022

Podcast with Joseph Cherian 

Also available on CPFB’s Facebook page 

Are cryptos an investable asset class?                             

Asia Asset Management

Friday, 11 February 2022

Joseph Cherian and Yogi Thambiah

The Swan Song March? An Update On China’s Big Tech Crackdown

NUS Business School Commentary 

Monday, 21 February 2022

South China Morning Post

Print & Online Editions, 25 March 2022

Joseph Cherian, Jingyuan Mo, Marti G. Subrahmanyam, and Tingyi Xiao

The Road Ahead for Asset Management: Challenges and Opportunities

Keynote Address

17th Anniversary Celebration of the Faculty of Economics, State University of Jakarta (UNJ)

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Joseph Cherian

In collaboration with Faculty of Business, Widya Mandala Catholic University, Surabaya and Department of Management, Faculty of Economic and Business, Brawijaya University, East Java

China’s Big-Tech crackdown and financial markets: Investors aren’t as afraid as you might think                             

NUS Business School Commentary 

Friday, 20 August 2021

South China Morning Post

Print & Online Editions, 10 September 2021

Joseph Cherian and Marti Subrahmanyam

Housing monetization and retirement income streams

Monash Business School’s “Retirement Series” Podcast

14 October 2021

Podcast Interviewee: Joseph Cherian 

A Turning Point Moment of Interest (or Why Is Everyone Afraid of Inflation?)

Asia Asset Management

25th Anniversary Special Edition Issue, November-December 2021

URL: www.asiaasset.com/post/25350

Joseph Cherian and Yougesh Khatri

A World of Alternatives

Asia Asset Management Webinar

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Moderator: Joseph Cherian

Video URL: https://www.asiaasset.com/post/24633


Sustainability of pension finance and pension investment design 

养老金财务的可持续性与养老金投资设计︱挑战与共识·养老金改革系列之三 Yicai

Yicai

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Also in SINA Finance and Sohu

Joseph Cherian and Emma Yan

GameStop’s rollercoaster: What really went down and could it happen here?

Channel News Asia’s (CNA) “Heart of the Matter” Podcast

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Panelist: Joseph Cherian

What constitutes market manipulation?

Asia Asset Management (online)

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Joseph Cherian

Also appeared as a NUS BIZBEAT Thought Leadership Commentary - 23 Apr 2021

In Bonds We (Still) Trust: Part 2

Asia Asset Management

February 2021, Vol. 26, No. 2

Also in SINA Finance and Sohu

Joseph Cherian and Emma Yan

Also appeared as a NUS BIZBEAT Thought Leadership Commentary - 23 Apr 2021

Principles-Based MPF: Taking Stock

Asia Asset Management

December 2020 - January 2021, Vol. 25/26, No. 12/1

Joseph Cherian

Preparing for the Road Ahead: Making the Most of Multi-Asset Strategies

Asia Asset Management Webinar

Wednesday, 28 October 2021

Panellist/ Speaker: Joseph Cherian

Why It’s ‘Too Early’ to Give Up on Replicating Hedge Funds

Institutional Investor

Friday, 9 October 2020

My working paper “Replicas: Have Hedge Funds Re-Resurrected as Traditional Beta?” was featured in Institutional Investor, Bloomberg News, Yahoo Finance, Business Times (Singapore), MSN Money, Financial Advisor, etc.

In Bonds We (Still) Trust

Asia Asset Management

October 2020, Vol. 25, No. 10

Joseph Cherian and Emma Yan

On Asset Management Trends in Asia

Asia Asset Management Webinar

Friday, 10 July 2020

Panellist/ Speaker: Joseph Cherian

Terms of endurement: Retirement solutions should harness investment science and technology to shockproof plans

Asia Asset Management

July 2020, Vol. 25, No. 7

Joseph Cherian and Ong Shien Jin

Also appeared in AAM’s online edition

Ring-fencing pensions

Asia Asset Management 

May 2020, Vol. 25, No. 5

Joseph Cherian and Emma Yan

Are hedge funds just traditional beta?

Asia Asset Management

April 2020, Vol. 25, No. 4

Joseph Cherian, Christine Kon and Li Ziyun


Algo's got rhythm

Asia Asset Management 

December 2019 - January 2020 Vol. 24/25 No. 12/1

Joseph Cherian and Manish Sansi

Alternative investment hedge fund strategies based on algorithmic trading could become more mainstream

The Edge

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Joseph Cherian and Manish Sansi

An abridged version of The Asia Asset Management article, Algo's got rhythm, from Dec 2019

A time bomb: Low birth rates, longevity put pressure on pension systems 

Asia Asset Management

November 2019 Vol. 24, No. 11

Joseph Cherian and Emma Yan


Where are we on the CPF Lifetime Retirement Investment Scheme?

The Business Times

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Joseph Cherian and Emma Yan

High fees fleece CPF members of investment returns

The Business Times

Monday, 26 February 2018

Joseph Cherian

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: just improve it

Asia Asset Management

September 2017 Vol. 22 No. 9

Joseph Cherian


Time ripe for Singapore to become Asian corporate bond trading hub

The Business Times

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Joseph Cherian and Marti Subrahmanyam

Seizing the day (Seeking Relevance in a Shrinking Sandbox)

Asia Asset Management

August 2015 Vol. 20, No. 8

Joseph Cherian

A version of this article also appeared in The Business Times, 10 September 2015, entitled, “Seeking Relevance in a Shrinking Sandbox"

The State of the Asset Management Industry: Tipping Points and Trends

Asia Asset Management

20th Anniversary Special Edition Issue, November 2015

Ranjan Chakravarty and Joseph Cherian

The Central Provident Fund (CPF): Making a Good Programme Even Better

NUS Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy IPS Commons

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Joseph Cherian and Danny Yong

Seven pillars of a good retirement system

The Straits Times

Friday, 29 August 2014

Joseph Cherian

Asset management fees need to come down

Business Standard

Monday, 26 March 2012

Joseph Cherian 

The role of the state in the pension system

The Business Times

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Joseph Cherian and Laurent Lassalvy

Infrastructure Finance Initiative

Making infrastructure assets more palatable

Asia Asset Management 

May 2018, Vol 23, No. 5

Ranjan Chakravarty, Joseph Cherian, Kiyoshi Nishimura and Wong Heang Fine

Building uncertainty, flexibility into infrastructure megaprojects

The Business Times

Friday, 27 January 2017

Michel-Alexandre Cardin and Joseph Cherian

Singapore as global hub for infrastructure finance

The Business Times (Print)

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Ranjan Chakravarty and Joseph Cherian

为什么亚投行能为中国和亚洲带来双赢?

NetEase

Monday, 24 August 2015

Caijing

Monday, 24 August 2015

Joseph Cherian

Adapted from NUS Think Business article of 3 July 2015

Singapore can play key role in AIIB

The Business Times

Friday, 3 July 2015

Joseph Cherian

Adapted from Think Business article of 3 July 2015

Oh, behave! Why the AIIB can be a win for China and Asia

NUS Think Business

Friday, 3 July 2015

Joseph Cherian

Singapore: The next hub for global transaction services?

The Business Times

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Joseph Cherian and Gourang Shah

Digital Currency, Blockchain & New Economy

Blockchain can democratise access to the best alternatives opportunities

Asia Asset Management 

September 2019, Vol 24, No. 9

Joseph Cherian and Katrina Cokeng

Miscellaneous - Macro, Debt, Sustainable & Political Economy

Improving Resilience to Systemic Crises through Financing Innovations: Lessons and Recommendations from Singapore

Nomura Journal of Asian Capital Markets

Autumn 2021, Vol. 6, Issue 1, 8 September 2021

Joseph Cherian

On The Lawn with FVR | On Portfolio Management, Life Annuities, SGX, MIT, and Cornell 

16 July 2023

ASB MBA Student Fabian Vera's Video Interview with Joseph Cherian

Coordinated approach crucial to strengthen SMEs

The Star (Malaysia) 

Print & Online Edition, 11 May 2024

Joseph Cherian

The State as Insurer of Last Resort

The Edge Singapore 

Monday, 11 May 2020

Joseph Cherian and Bernard Yeung

Abridged version of the ABFER Pandemic Commentaries article on 14 April 2020

Maintaining Finance for Firms Impacted by COVID-19: Perspectives for East Asia 

The World Bank

Monday, 4 May 2020

Webinar Panelist/Speaker: Joseph Cherian

The State as Insurer of Last Resort

ABFER Pandemic Commentaries

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Joseph Cherian and Bernard Yeung

The case for state-owned pseudo-equity: saving Singapore’s private enterprises

The Business Times

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Joseph Cherian and Marti Subrahmanyam

This article also appeared in BT Online and NUS News

Financial tradeoffs matter during pandemics

Asia Asset Management 

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Joseph Cherian

Conversations on the 2020 Pandemic: The View from Asia

NUS Business School & ABFER webinar collaboration

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Moderator, Session 3: Household finance and financial markets,   Joseph Cherian

Two key steps in the economic march

South China Morning Post 

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Joseph Cherian and Lee Kang Hoe

Based on “The long march to the future economy” (Business Times, 7 June 2016)

To cultivate the industries of the future we need to invest in this intangible human quality

South China Morning Post

Friday, 11 November 2016

Joseph Cherian and Lee Kang Hoe

Based on “The long march to the future economy” (Business Times, 7 June 2016)

Hazenomics: Seeing through the smoke

The Jakarta Post

Sunday, 20 September 2015

The Malaysian Insider

Monday, 21 September 2015

Ang Swee Hoon, Joseph Cherian and Jack Loo

This article was also cited in an INTER PRESS SERVICE (IPS) News Agency feature article entitled, "ASEAN Agreement on Haze? As Clear as Smoke", 13 October 2015. This article is “Hazenomics: Facing the Fire” (July 2013) revisited.

The long march to the future economy

NUS Think Business

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Joseph Cherian and Lee Kang Hoe

This article first appeared in The Business Times (7 June 2016)

One-size-fits-all finance regulations end up fitting no one

The Business Times

Friday, 13 March 2015

Joseph Cherian, Anil Kishora and Bernard Yeung

This article also appeared in The Malaysian Insider and Malay Mail Online

Grooming Asia's finance leaders

The Business Times

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Joseph Cherian and Bernard Yeung

This article also appeared as: 

"Time for Asia’s finance leaders to step up" - The Malaysian Insider, 13 Jan 2015 and The Edge Financial Daily, 14 Jan 2015; 

培养亚洲的下一代金融领导者- ForbesChina.com, 20 Mar 2015; and 

培养亚洲金融新领袖 - CFO World, 20 Mar 2015

Hazenomics: Facing the Fire

NUS Think Business

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Joseph Cherian

Yuan clearing bank a plus for Singapore

The Business Times

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Joseph Cherian

Asia’s resilience will see it through euro crisis

NUS Think Business

Monday, 2 July 2012

Ranjan Chakravarty and Joseph Cherian

This article also appeared in China Daily Asia Weekly (Friday - Thursday, 15 - 21 June 2012) and TODAY (Thursday, 5 July 2012)

Labour Unrest in China

The Straits Times - Ask NUS Economist column

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Joseph Cherian and Bernard Yeung

Can the European Sovereign Debt Crisis Derail the Global Economic Recovery? 

The Straits Times - Ask NUS Economist column

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Joseph Cherian and Bernard Yeung