Insurance companies need to think outside the box when it comes to ESG frameworks and securing the right investments across disparate geographies.
While insurers have gravitated towards alternative assets in search of yield and diversification, China Life increased allocation to government bonds.
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.
AIA, Asia's largest life and health insurer, has five priorities, or pillars, in its ESG strategy.
AIA’s market economist discusses the foreseeable impact of the current economic climate to investors, with central banks raising interest rates to combat inflation and heightened geo-political risks in Europe.
The Covid-19 crisis has galvanised the global insurance industry in many ways and has forced insurers to reassess all aspects of their business. Asia is no different from the rest of the world in this regard, according to Max Davies, insurance strategist at Wellington Management, based in Hong Kong.
The regulator has opened the door wider for overseas insurance asset managers but several challenges mean adoption has been slower than expected.
The value of Chinese stocks listed in the US fell by a trillion dollars after Didi’s delisting news, signaling a bearish sentiment, but some investors eye opportunities.
Asset owners are spoiled for choice when it comes to private credit assets, but keeping and finding talents as well as choosing the right managers remains a challenge.
The former CIO of China Pacific Insurance Co (CPIC) had left the insurer in September for "family reasons". He previously worked at AIA and AIG.
Regulators are putting banks and insurance firms under pressure to do more to tackle problems such as insufficient risk management, inaccurate information disclosure and inconsistent shareholder management.
Regulators keep their eyes open on tightening insurance industry by introducing more detailed risk management requirements, which could bring pressure on smaller players.