In an exclusive interview with AsianInvestor, the CIO of FWD Group explains why new risk charges need to be reasonable if Hong Kong insurers are to fulfil their duties.
Chinese asset owners lost to Hong Kong and Taiwan in terms of their aggregate AUM growth, but its insurance companies were standout climbers.
Lieven Debruyne will move to London as the UK fund house’s global head of distribution as part of a senior reshuffle, raising the question of who will succeed him in Asia.
William Chan, CIO of HSBC Life, told AsianInvestor his views about the looming solvency regime in Hong Kong and how the lifer guards against geopolitical risks.
The US fund house has brought in a head of business strategy and development for A-share investment as Chinese equities attract more interest from international investors.
Is Hong Kong’s currency peg to the US dollar under threat? Perhaps not imminently, but concerns are rising among some investment industry executives.
The new appointee, who previously ran Asia insurance coverage for JP Morgan Asset Management, will be supported by another recent arrival.
The high-profile departure of the chief executive of Hong Kong's flagship carrier will only underline foreign investor concerns about the risks of doing business in China.
China's second-largest life insurer also upped its investments in a selective number of stocks, according to its latest interim results.
Geoffrey Lunt, senior product specialist for Asian fixed income at HSBC Global Asset Management, explains the role and benefits of Hong Kong dollar bonds, especially for domestic institutions.
Another long-standing staffer has left the Hong Kong-based fund house after a series of senior departures and reshuffles, and is understood to be joining a rival.
If the Hong Kong crisis escalates and Beijing intervenes, what would the repercussions be?
Hong Kong's incoming solvency rules for insurers will have a big impact on their fixed income portfolios just as they will on their higher-risk asset holdings, warn industry experts.
The fund house is seeking a replacement for Gregory Suen. Research firm Morningstar suggests the firm's Asia bond strategy could benefit from being less conservative.
The aspirations of Hong Kong to become a viable private equity fund domicile face competition from Singapore, which is already more advanced in its plans.
The Hong Kong authorities are changing the tax rules in an attempt to make the city more appealing as a private equity hub. But the city's lack of experience in this area is a problem.
China wants more foreign investment but this ambition could be crippled if it chooses the Tiananmen path in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong wants to build its credentials as a private equity centre. But it's untested, and will find it difficult to stand out against more established centres.
The biotech industry in Asia is in its infancy, but investors are eager to find out more about this exciting marketplace. As such, the CESC launched an index tracking its performance.
Hong Kong's looming risk-based capital regime is set to pose an even bigger investment challenge for local insurance firms than Solvency II has done in Europe.