Taiwan's biggest insurance firm will cut its reliance on benchmark-driven mandates and focus on absolute-return strategies. It is seeking fund managers for mandates to this end.
Merrill Lynch has made this award its own. In the past four years, Merrill has steadily and consistently built its regional brokerage operation into a centre of excellence.
The likes of Dai-ichi Life and Nippon Life are expanding their overseas investment allocations and expertise, at a time when it is harder than ever for them to match assets to liabilities.
The public pension fund scheme is set to see its investment scope widened to include private and foreign markets, as asset managers are about to receive their first equity allocations.
The Swiss multi-family office is buying more Asian high yield and emerging-market debt despite concerns over a strong dollar, but it is wary of US equities.
Joseph Wang, chief investment officer of Taiwan's biggest insurer, outlines the firm's market outlook and where he sees opportunities in bonds, stocks and alternatives.