AXA Hong Kong's Richard Chan has joined FTLife in Hong Kong as chief investment and asset and liability management officer.
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For insurers, allocation is a delicate art. The region’s top investment officers at AXA and Sequis Life took us through the perils and pitfalls of balancing regional portfolios in challenging times.
Asset owners - searching for good deals at a reasonable price - are increasingly in need of capable fund managers in deal sourcing, transparency, and data management.
Neutral durations and infrastructure debt are part of strategies insurers have employed to manage headwinds such as regime changes and interest rate uncertainties.
HSBC Life Singapore and Axa Singapore will merge operations to form the city-state's seventh-largest life insurer based on annualised new premiums.
Allianz, AIA, and AXA are set to compete with domestic players via wholly owned business and asset management firms in China.
Offshore life insurance companies are set to grow their businesses inside the country but will need to consider new national security issues and potential joint-venture disagreements.
Senior executives at the two life insurers shared how they and peers should adapt their investment portfolios ahead of Hong Kong's new risk-based capital regime.
The two insurers say they are heavily scrutinising their external partners as they eye investing opportunities in high yield, alternative assets and ESG, in a webinar hosted by AsianInvestor.
With spreads on Asian junk bonds having widened sharply, are they a good bet, despite widespread concern over expected corporate defaults in the coming months?