Despite growing scepticism about the performance of alternative risk premia across the world, advocates argue the asset class still has a role to play in portfolios.
Having drawn rising institutional attention and flows in recent years, ARP strategies are seen to be suffering their worst year on record, and many asset owners are making for the exit.
The industry regulator may want Chinese insurance firms to reduce risk in their investment portfolios, but it seems to be sending mixed messages.
Taiwan's biggest insurer braces for challenges as it increases its exposure to foreign bonds and dividend-yielding stocks ahead of the upcoming new capital regime.
Regional insurers lack a holistic approach to ESG adoption, but appear likely to increasingly use exchange-traded funds as they increase their usage of the principles.
Life insurance firms in Asia and globally are said to be seeking infrastructure investments to source reliably strong returns while reducing their interest in poorly performing real estate.