The island's insurers have increasingly invested into the assets, but this will likely hit a plateau as the local regulator introduces an additional capital charge for currency risks.
Taiwan wants to lure wealthy investors' capital from Singapore and above all Hong Kong but it ideally needs lower tax rates to do so, says a senior local regulator.
With new rules coming into force soon that will likely curb the Taiwan insurance industry's appetite for bond ETFs, Cathay has pressed ahead before it is affected.
The pension fund intends to split the domestic portfolio between four asset managers. It explained to AsianInvestor why it is employing an absolute-return strategy to do so.
The FSC exclusively told AsianInvestor that it intends to divide the capital structure of local insurers into two tiers. Analysts believe this will make them more prudent investors.
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Chinese asset owners lost to Hong Kong and Taiwan in terms of their aggregate AUM growth, but its insurance companies were standout climbers.
The local regulator is preparing proposals that aim to make Taiwan as appealing as Singapore and Hong Kong as a wealth hub. Challenges abound though.
The local regulator is introducing new rules to discourage wealth managers from constantly shifting investor assets into new funds. But some believe the practice will continue.
More insurers in Taiwan will likely follow suit in the coming years to prepare themselves for a more stringent regulatory environment.
The world's biggest fund house is making changes to its management and sales setup in Taiwan after a sharp fall in its assets under management there since end-2017.
The local regulator is proposing to introduce a new metric for evaluating capital adequacy that may yet force even the biggest players to reduce their equity investments.
The biggest life insurer in Taiwan will allocate more capital overseas in contrast to some of its peers and against the local regulator’s wishes.
Insurers in Taiwan are leading a rising level of interest in ETFs among north Asian countries, seeing the vehicles as convenient for targeting higher yields and hedging purposes.
As the political crisis in Hong Kong continues, investors and financial services professionals believe more individuals could move themselves and their wealth to Taiwan.
South and Southeast Asia have been an oasis of calm amid global uncertainty, but can the region maintain this level of calm? Five fund managers offer their views.
The proposed lengthening of its external mandates will make it easier to invest in private equity. The Taiwan pension fund isn't raring to take advantage though.
There will now be no such mandate this year because of the difficulties involved in finding an appropriate benchmark, Taiwan’s biggest state pension fund tells AsianInvestor.
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Taiwan's Bureau for Labor Funds is helping push ESG standards, but the island's investors need topdown regulatory guidance to make the concepts flourish.