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?
Derivatives can help insurers manage credit and currency risks but more awareness and expertise is needed, delegates heard at our Insurance Investment Forum in Singapore.
Asia Capital Re and IndiaFirst Life Insurance also join in to discuss their biggest challenges, despite the growing demand for external specialist expertise.
BNP Paribas Cardif and Prudential were also among the insurers who shed light on their investment focus as well as hiring plans at AsianInvestor’s Insurance Investment Forum.
The new accounting standard set to come in from 2021 will require significant changes at Malaysian insurers, as well as more actuarial staff.