The Chinese insurer has poached a senior investment executive from its US rival and named a new chief financial officer after a government-ordered shakeup last year.
Outspoken and well-regarded Lou Jiwei has been replaced by another ex-ministry of finance official, Liu Wei. The reasons for the change remain unclear but policy continuity is expected.
Global investors need to better assess how much exposure to get to the country as its financial markets expand. Equities and private assets in particular offer some opportunities.
Following the addition of RMB government and policy bank debt to the Bloomberg Barclays bond index, five investment experts describe how investors should approach Chinese bonds.
The largest lifer in China will entrust more assets to external managers while strengthening its performance review processes after net profit plummeted last year.
Canyon Partners, Cerberus Capital, KKR and MBK Partners are part of a fast-growing wave of fund managers and asset owners looking to Asia for bad debt investment opportunities.
If Canada’s biggest pension fund were to open a branch in the Chinese capital, it would reflect its ambitions in the country and its pioneering approach to investing in Asia.
However, the UK firm's unit still has a lot of regulatory hurdles to overcome and will have to compete fiercely with local players.
With Chinese investors stepping back, Japanese, Korean and even Southeast Asian and Australian investors look set to step up their overseas real estate investments.
There's a potential social and economic price to be paid for ESG, delegates heard at an AsianInvestor event, which otherwise underlined growing interest in environment, social and governance principles.
Chinese insurers are seen shoring up their capital adequacy levels and turning more prudent with their investments as a result of looming new changes to their solvency regime.
How will the country further facilitate ESG investments and to what extent is such awareness set to improve among domestic institutions? Five industry experts share their views.
Capital continued flowing into China's onshore bond market last year, despite trade tensions and a depreciating yuan, a survey has found. Such allocations are expected to rise further.
The supply of Chinese non-performing loans is rising, but they are likely to fall short of investor expectations, argue some debt specialists.
Senior executives from some of the region's leading firms shared their views on exchange-traded funds at our Insurance Investment Forum in Hong Kong.
China's second-largest insurer will also likely continue lifting its long-term equity investments to reduce earnings volatility after adopting IFRS 9.
International institutional investors are wading into an upcoming segment of the market, encouraged by a business-to-consumer model and the possibility of a publicly traded Reit.
Industry experts say a proposal by a member of China’s top advisory body to allow the state retirement fund to invest more in equities should be extended to overseas stock purchases as well.
Coal Pension Trustees, which manages £21 billion in assets, is about to select two fund houses to run China onshore equity portfolios, reflecting its rising focus on Asia.
Premier Li Keqiang is urging instos to ramp up their investments in infrastructure projects. But investors will likely find it increasingly more difficult to source good opportunities in this sector.