The increasing likelihood of a long-term downturn is prompting insurers to reassess their allocation strategy towards corporate bonds.
Stewardship and other sustainability principles have become key criteria in manager selection now, the chief investment officers at NTUC Income and Singlife said.
On top of having to deal with standard changes, insurers in the Asia Pacific have also had to manage a new paradigm shift in asset classes.
Today’s volatile, unpredictable and rapidly changing investment landscape has inevitably led to a significant re-pricing of assets in recent months. This is posing big challenges for investors. Among them, ESG investment strategies are in the spotlight. While flows to these funds have grown during bullish markets over the past two to three years, questions are now being asked about how investors can balance returns while still integrating sustainability objectives.
Although still marginal in the total portfolio, alternative investments are increasing rapidly for the world’s largest pension fund.
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ESG focus in Asia — while lagging its peers — is evolving, getting on par with global standards, and starting to show its own distinctive traits.
There are many ways to adjust to inflation, from diversification to updating pricing on contracts, the audience heard at AsianInvestor’s Insurance Investment Briefing in Hong Kong.
The life insurer has a diversified hedging toolbox ranging from real assets to derivatives. These tools provide long-term, non-guaranteed benefits to policyholders as inflation, or even stagflation, is now looming.
Insurance companies need to think outside the box when it comes to ESG frameworks and securing the right investments across disparate geographies.
Diversification should be a key strategy for investors during the turmoil in global markets, CIOs told AsianInvestor's Insurance Investment Briefing in Hong Kong.
Supermarkets, data centres and warehouses have drawn investor interest in developed markets, while Asian logistics have appeal, asset owners said at the Asian Investment Summit 2022.