The group CIO of the third-largest insurer in China discusses how the lifer is going to lengthen asset duration and possibly increase overseas exposure.
AsianInvestor presents a set of financial and economic predictions for the Year of the Pig. Today, we explain why a sustained US-China trade armistice won't happen any time soon.
AsianInvestor presents a set of financial and economic predictions for the Year of the Pig. Today we assess whether China will this year loosen its grip on capital controls.
The third-largest life insurer in China looks set to increase its private equity allocation, chiming with regulator efforts to get insurers to use their assets to support economic growth.
Four industry experts share their takes on China’s economic slowdown and the risks and opportunities to look out for, against a backdrop of internal and external upheaval.
AsianInvestor presents a set of financial and economic predictions for the Year of the Pig. Today we assess whether the HK-China ETF link scheme will be up and running this year.
Foreign investors warmly received news of the planned merger, and anticipate that Beijing will make more efforts to broaden market access and enhance inbound investments.
Cross-border capital accounted for nearly half of commercial real estate investment in tier-1 Chinese cities last year, with insurers seen as a fast-growing source of the flow.
The regulator has called upon the country's insurers to increase their holdings in listed companies to stabilise the equities market as trade war fears grow.
The Chinese insurer plans to focus more on collateralised loan obligations and loans, even as the credit cycle looks to be turning.
Many foreign fund managers are pinning their China distribution strategies on the WFOE scheme. But the programme's limitations pose familiar problems for scaling the business.
Chinese regulators are putting up unnecessary barriers to fund managers wanting to take advantage of mutual recognition of funds between Hong Kong and the mainland, believe industry experts.
The $941 billion sovereign wealth fund's president also said CIC will continue to raise exposure in alternatives while cautious about the investment outlook.
New retirement fund products will soon hit the market but China needs to encourage more voluntary pension funds, said Sally Wong of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association.
The Chinese authorities are encouraging insurers to invest more in private equity funds, but the chances of success are debatable.
As rival exchanges vie for control of key aspects of the cross-border system for trading ETFs, Hong Kong's regulator attempts to move the market forward in other ways
Some China bullishness is beginning to re-emerge from the shadows as hopes for a trade breakthrough build. But buyers beware.
Sino-US trade tensions and rising defaults won't scare off foreign investment in the onshore China bond market just yet − not with index inclusion looming and more tax incentives.
With technology transfer at the heart of the trade dispute between the US and China, Asian observers give their views on what the Xi-Trump meeting will ultimately mean for China.
China's insurance firms are having to adapt quickly as their domestic watchdog pushes for large-scale reforms on several fronts.