Neutral durations and infrastructure debt are part of strategies insurers have employed to manage headwinds such as regime changes and interest rate uncertainties.
Asset owners are increasingly looking to derivatives amid regulatory changes and a low-yield environment, with forwards and Swaps being the most popular choices.
From November, investors under China's Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) scheme will be allowed to trade commodity futures, commodity options and stock index options.
Chinese derivatives are creating a wealth of untapped opportunities for both domestic and foreign institutional investors.
The insurer's head of investment solutions explains why upcoming changes to rules for using derivatives led to it implement a new collateral reporting solution.
Larger life insurance firms are likely to pursue private asset investing more assertively. Some think that they could look to structured equity products that hedge risk too.
Paul Carrett says he supports the use of derivatives to hedge risks and execute promptly and hopes the new RBC regime doesn’t limit the investment opportunities available to insurers.
Underdeveloped derivatives markets in China may be holding back investor access to onshore bonds. Three specialists tell AsianInvestor what needs to be done.
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.
Asset owners say there are several reasons behind their reluctance to invest into volatility index futures. They explained to AsianInvestor what they were.
While leveraged and inverse ETFs build traction in Hong Kong, it is still not clear who is buying them. But industry observers have some ideas about how demand is developing.
Asset managers are offering newer structured products, which incorporate ideas from smart beta strategies, to raise yields.