If the Hong Kong crisis escalates and Beijing intervenes, what would the repercussions be?
A gradual economic slowdown and the possibility that the US Federal Reserve will cut rather than raise rates offers questions for many institutional investors, but particularly life insurers....
More insurers in Taiwan will likely follow suit in the coming years to prepare themselves for a more stringent regulatory environment.
The asset class is gaining more investors across the region but it faces challenges too, not least a dearth of investible assets and rising competition.
Is Hong Kong’s currency peg to the US dollar under threat? Perhaps not imminently, but concerns are rising among some investment industry executives.
South Korea could yet offer appeals to investors to capture undervalued assets, but concerns linger as the country’s export-oriented economy continues to be challenged.