A mixture of low bond yields, interest rate cuts and insurers avoiding risky assets will lower returns, though A-share volatility will have a limited impact, say credit analysts.
Chinese insurers are seen shoring up their capital adequacy levels and turning more prudent with their investments as a result of looming new changes to their solvency regime.
The draft guidelines form part of the new C-Ross solvency system, to which insurers in China must adapt over the next three years. They include reviewing asset-liability management.
Mainland insurers will continue handing out mandates for alternatives and equity portfolios, despite Beijing's new solvency rules monitoring their risk exposure, heard an AsianInvestor forum.
Instinet and Samsung launch their equity crossing engine in South Korea, assisting in the growth of local hedge funds.
Sean Liu joins the team as a vice president.