Guillermo Donadini of the US insurer believes insurers will keep chasing alternative assets, with interest rates set to remain low as governments look to repay increased debt burdens.
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.
IMF gains RQFII approval; India's unit-linked insurance plans set for revamp; GPIF seeks alts strategy consultants; NPS bullish on foreign equities; Poba seeks JVs for real estate investing, and more.
The insurer's chief investment officer for international markets says real interest rates in developed countries could stay negative for 20 years, so investors should plan accordingly.
Fund-house execs are divided over whether the proposed $35 billion acquisition of AIA by Prudential is a potential boon or bane. And what about Hong Kong's MPF business?
Fifi Ting leaves AIG Investments to join the asset management arm of Northern Trust in Hong Kong.