Singapore’s biggest insurer has sparked questions by replacing its experienced investment chief, Yoon Mun Thim, in another senior shakeup in the industry.
Fund assets overseen by Hong Kong managers reached a record high last year after double-digit annual growth, according to the city’s financial regulator.
Historical precedents, limited central bank tightening, earnings momentum -- all are cited as factors supporting the market, although the mix of growth looks set to change.
The country's life insurers are investing more into alternatives and equity to raise returns. Doing so comes with sizeable risks that smaller firms may struggle with, say experts.
Asset managers, advisers and distributors in India say planned rules to separate provision of investment advice from sale of mutual funds will hamper investment industry growth.
Beijing's new draft rules for private funds do not mention regulating these products' investing into non-standard assets, which could let them conduct corporate lending, said observers.