China’s new regulation on insurance companies’ financial product investments could add pressure to industry in the short term, while plugging loopholes and bringing out hidden risk factors.
A risk management overlay can be a constant feature of institutional investment portfolios. Its ability to potentially mitigate drawdowns can be particularly helpful through financial storms, explains Philip Tso, head of institutional business, Asia Pacific, at Allianz Global Investors.
Regulators keep their eyes open on tightening insurance industry by introducing more detailed risk management requirements, which could bring pressure on smaller players.
With potential extreme events seemingly everywhere, institutional investors are talking more about hedging against so-called tail risk. But should they bother?
But distribution platforms and discretionary portfolio managers plan to rebalance their exposure to equity by region and to bonds by type, a survey by Natixis Investment Managers finds.
Given the current market turbulence, S&P Dow Jones Indices’ Priscilla Luk explains why the time’s right to use indexation and multi-asset solutions for better diversification.
More is being spent on performance analysis, data and risk management in the region, but market fragmentation is an issue.
The Asian fund management arm of UK insurer Prudential hires to replace its Singapore chief risk officer, who has transferred within the group.
Trevor Persaud of the Investment Management Association of Singapore says the industry body wants to help improve risk standards across Asia with the launch of its new guidelines.
Asia-based risk managers at three European insurers have outlined where their firms need help from banks and fund houses. Greater regulatory harmonisation is also on the wish list.
Big asset owners in the region are becoming more granular in their approach and seem keener on assets such as infrastructure and real estate than hedge funds, finds a survey.
Asian asset owners have made big gains in sophistication, which some feel could pose a challenge for smaller asset managers.