Contributions to Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund scheme are set to rise, boosting the asset pool for fund houses. But that money could also be used for home buying in future.
Hong Kong-based Oriente Finance is looking to build a network of partners willing to provide financing as it prepares to roll out its peer-to-peer lending platform in Southeast Asia.
China is quadrupling the quota limits on its Stock Connect programmes to minimise the potential for mishaps once MSCI begins to include A-shares in its indices in June.
ESG initiatives in Asia often tend to be a lot of hot air but at Taiwan's Cathay Life it is at the heart of the investment decision-making process, its CIO tells AsianInvestor.
China's largest life insurer by investable assets seeks to close duration gap by increasing its exposure to alternative forms of debt, but analysts have liquidity concerns about such assets.
The insurer plans to narrow the duration gap in its investment portfolio this year, but limited long-term debt availability could fail to satisfy life insurance firms' demand in China.