With a new regulatory regime in the making, the lifers’ relatively high allocation to domestic equity will incur a higher cost, and selling off can be either boom or bust.
As interest rates have started to move, the larger Japanese life insurers consider either unhedged US investments, or aiming for the eurozone.
The NGO's election of a Japanese insurer board member promises to improve ESG stewardship in fixed income, plus bridge the gap between investors and policymakers.
From AsianInvestor magazine: The steady returns from low-volatility funds of funds offer financial institutions comfort in an increasingly uncertain environment.
Competition for the insurer''s $40 billion in global assets heats up as one custodian predicts a July announcement for the mandate.