The British life insurer has applauded China’s new insurance regulator, saying the country is set to attach even greater importance to the industry.
The life insurer has a diversified hedging toolbox ranging from real assets to derivatives. These tools provide long-term, non-guaranteed benefits to policyholders as inflation, or even stagflation, is now looming.
Korea’s bond fund market recorded the greatest net outflows during the third quarter as traders priced in Bank of Korea rate hikes amid inflation concerns.
Some analysts remain bearish on gold, believing that energy, industrial metals or real estate would be a better hedge, while others think the metal is now trading at an attractive rate.