AsianInvestor is pleased to reveal the winners of its annual Asset Management Awards. For our third day, we reveal the standout fund managers in each major Asia market.
Regulators and investors are gearing up to integrate ESG factors in their investment processes this year.
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The country's second-largest life insurer plans a higher allocation to domestic equities and real estate assets. It also intends to focus its attention on US debt.
Panellists at AsianInvestor’s Insurance Investment Week said environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors can help long term investing but complicate insurance risk pricing.
The largest life insurer in Taiwan is set to invest more in US dollar bonds as yields are on an upward trend and hedging costs are expected to fall.
The island's life insurers are expected to sell more foreign-currency insurance policies and further lift their overseas investments when a government proposal is implemented.
Taiwan's Bureau of Labor Funds is expected to thoroughly revise its internal rules as its new chief takes office. The state pension fund will likely invest more in local ETFs too.
Standard & Poor’s says asset volatility will lead insurers to invest more in offshore debt, a need that could raise questions for their regulators.
The state pension fund particularly wants to raise its overall foreign investments but will slow its appointment of external managers following last year’s bribery scandal.
AsianInvestor reveals why New Zealand Super stood out among Australia/New Zealand asset owners and how China Pacific Life impressed across Greater China.
Taiwan’s state pension fund has pledged to regulate external managers more strictly after the bribery scandal, but the additional red tape could turn away some fund houses.
The state pension fund is strengthening internal controls, but experts say more action is needed, such as raising pay for investment staff to make them less susceptible to graft.
AsianInvestor is announcing the winners of its seventh Institutional Excellence Awards. We begin by unveiling the top asset owners in each major Asia Pacific market.
After earlier signs of weakening Asia's ESG fund flows leapt up in the third quarter. Japan, Taiwan and South Korea registered particularly strong demand, according to Morningstar.
The Taiwanese pension manager's investment return rate has dwindled this year, so it is calling for AI-driven asset managers to help it expand its overseas assets exposure.
The Taiwanese state pension fund is inviting fund houses to submit proposals for two major five-year global mandates, as it looks to raise alternatives and rotate out poor performers.
The two largest life insurers in Taiwan are set to maintain stock holdings that increased in the first half, while looking to raise their exposure to US bonds in order to find more yield.
How will new solvency regimes impact investment portfolios and insurers' internal resources in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan? Six experts share their views.
Taiwan's biggest insurer braces for challenges as it increases its exposure to foreign bonds and dividend-yielding stocks ahead of the upcoming new capital regime.