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.
Instead of using an iron fist approach to incorporate ESG principles, Cathay Financial’s CIO shows how it can be done through both internal and external engagement.
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.
Nine foreign fund firms are included in this year's preferential scheme, but is it discouraging product innovation and hurting investor interests?
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.