Other insurers in Taiwan will most likely follow suit after the recent investment limit on Formosa bonds.
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The world's biggest asset manager will see the executive depart, as its actively managed offshore fund assets shrank this year in Taiwan, even as its local ETF business is thriving.
The domestic portfolio will be split among six managers and issued early next year now that valuations are below their historical averages. Timings will be dictated by global conditions.
Unlike bigger peer Cathay Life, Fubon Life said it might look at investment opportunities in the domestic market as hedging costs rise along with US interest rates.
The Taiwanese state pension fund has issued a request for proposal for an overseas equity portfolio that will employ factor strategies.
The British insurer’s Asian arm has hired from a rival as it continues to install local chief investment officers across the region, in an ongoing reorganisation and buildout.
For now, investing more at home seems less of a priority for Taiwan's largest life insurer, despite the regulator's efforts to encourage lifers to support the country's strategic objectives.
According to a mechanism being considered by the financial regulator, these charges could be adjusted so that they fall in a bear market and rise in a bull market, providing more stability.
The state pension fund is inviting fund houses to bid for a broadly-defined domestic mandate that is targeting an initial investment return of just under 6%.
The Taiwanese insurer is among those pushing for a reduction in the capital charge for certain types of local stocks, despite concerns about the potential risks in some quarters.
New rules on recognising Formosa bonds as part of Taiwanese insurers' overseas assets are expected to impact their offshore investment strategies.
The Taiwanese life insurer raised its exposure to global bonds and equities, while maintaining low forex hedging costs -- a strategy that yielded higher portfolio returns from a year ago.
The $18 billion National Development Fund is eyeing innovative start-ups, but it is more focused on supporting the firms than ensuring returns or practicing responsible investing.
The state pension fund’s deputy director general spoke to AsianInvestor about its plans for the equity portfolio, which is likely to be split between five sizeable asset managers.
By including Formosa bonds as overseas investments, the island's financial regulator could put limits on life insurer buying in order to encourage more investment at home.
That should please the local regulator, although more could be done to encourage Taiwanese insurers to invest more at home.
The Bureau of Labor Funds is focused on adding environmental, social and governance factors into its overall portfolio to cater to a rising interest in these areas by younger people.