Some asset owners in the region are reducing riskier assets, while more investors around the world are planning to increase their allocations to government bonds.
As insurers seek new methods of securing returns amid the 'lower forever' environment that is setting in, they are assessing various risk premia within the context of capital charges and new accounting rules.
The largest lifer in Taiwan is confident that it can buffer volatility in the equity market and will pay attention to good investment opportunities in domestic stocks.
It may be too soon to assess the likely effect of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, but investors are taking risk off the table in the short term while they hope for a swift recovery.
Infrastructure projects and private equity funds are among the assets they are looking at to boost investment returns, according to Moody’s, but the supply is constrained.
Asian life insurers are more cautious than global peers about economic risks, according to a new survey. Some, including AIA and FWD, are seeking to diversify their risks in response.