The UK life insurer is reorganising its Asian investment team, say sources; it has brought in local CIOs for Singapore and Hong Kong and aims to do the same in Malaysia.
Taiwan Life plans to double its exposure to alternative assets this year, including making its first moves into private equity co-investments and foreign property, in light of...
The country's biggest insurer saw its return on investment fall last year, and president Lin Dairen sees alternative assets as key to boosting performance.
The city's newly proposed investment vehicle aims to go beyond what many had expected, says a senior lawyer, and the industry is cautiously optimistic.
Two of Japan's huge life insurers plan to heavily boost their local and foreign corporate bond allocations. This will increase the risk and reduce the duration of their portfolios, says Moody's.
Daisuke Hamaguchi, CIO of the Pension Fund Association, wants to boost returns, but faces an immature domestic alternatives market and rising hedging costs.