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The island's bond ETF volumes have shot up over the past two years but they are likely to level off as new rules combine with less risk appetite among leading life insurers.
The desire of Taiwanese life insurers to invest in exchange-traded funds based on offshore bonds is still very strong, despite regulator efforts to diminish it.
Taiwan’s insurers have ploughed assets into the fixed-income products despite increasing risk charges and stricter investment rules. Cathay Life has been one of the most aggressive.
Armed with a strong capital position, Taiwan’s biggest insurer is analysing investment targets as it looks ahead to prepare for a post-pandemic market recovery.
The second-largest life insurer in Taiwan cuts its allocation to China bonds and raises its exposure to North America.
As markets continue to gyrate, some of the island's larger insurers have sought to take advantage while smaller players are struggling with weaker capital positions.
The largest lifer in Taiwan is confident that it can buffer volatility in the equity market and will pay attention to good investment opportunities in domestic stocks.
The US-based life insurer has said it might leave the Taiwan market. If it does so, it will follow in the wake of other foreign players such as ING and AIG.
Tsai Ing-wen, who was re-elected to a second presidential term last weekend, should take the bull by the horns and further improve the island's pension system over the next four years.