Australia's markets and securities regulator plans to place superannuation funds under more scrutiny in 2024, as it looks to enhance consumer protection.
Strategic gains to be made from the current interest rate environment as well as duration matching benefits, investment heads say.
A collection of remarkable moments from AsianInvestor's second insurance-focused event in Singapore this year.
Our second insurance-focused event in Hong Kong this year featured an insightful panel discussion, two fireside chats and four presentations on a range of trending topics. AsianInvestor presents the highlights of the day in photos.
The insurer's hopes of adding sustainable investments is part of a broader regional trend among asset owners as they increasingly incorporate ESG in their investment processes.
The biggest growth potential lies in equities this year, and Philippine stocks seem especially undervalued, according to a senior executive.
FM Global, which has about $22.5 billion in invested assets at the end of December 2022, is set to raise allocations to Asia, its CIO tells AsianInvestor.
Despite rapid regulatory development of Asia’s ESG ecosystem, the insurance giant still finds a lack of investable green opportunities and available climate data in emerging markets.
The UK insurance giant says driving change in the developing markets of Asia and Africa means having a clear ESG strategy that is based on a just and inclusive transition.
Tradeoffs must be re-assessed amid incoming regulatory changes as well as interest rate uncertainties, insurance executives from Swiss Re, Sun Life International and Manulife said.
A broad spectrum of regulations across Asia’s various markets presents challenges to the focus on sustainability, but they are not impossible to navigate, according to executives at the two insurers.
Uncertainty may be uppermost in investment managers’ minds, but higher interest rates present opportunities, speakers told AsianInvestor’s Insurance Investment Briefing Hong Kong.