Tradeoffs must be re-assessed amid incoming regulatory changes as well as interest rate uncertainties, insurance executives from Swiss Re, Sun Life International and Manulife said.
Uncertainty may be uppermost in investment managers’ minds, but higher interest rates present opportunities, speakers told AsianInvestor’s Insurance Investment Briefing Hong Kong.
Shifts in regulatory frameworks are demanding an expansion of skillsets beyond asset allocation, senior executives from Sun Life, Swiss Re and Manulife said at AsianInvestor’s Insurance Investment Briefing in Hong Kong.
ESG focus in Asia — while lagging its peers — is evolving, getting on par with global standards, and starting to show its own distinctive traits.
There are many ways to adjust to inflation, from diversification to updating pricing on contracts, the audience heard at AsianInvestor’s Insurance Investment Briefing in Hong Kong.
The two major institutional investors also shared their approach to tackling greenwashing, which includes going beyond standard disclosures and using artificial intelligence tools.
Swiss Re appoints Ivan Gonzalez as CEO for reinsurance in China; AustralianSuper hires senior investment director for infrastructure debt in New York; AIA Investment Management hires head of global equities from Bank of Singapore; Robeco promotes Joshua Crabb to head of Asia Pacific equities as Arnout van Rijn returns to Netherlands; and more.
The asset management arm of a giant Canadian wealth firm has won the first RQFII licence in North America, months after it established a Hong Kong office.
Award of the licence to the first reinsurer and Switzerland-based firm represents China's bid to diversify its international investor base, say analysts. It is seen as a sign of more asset owners joining the scheme.
The global reinsurance company spends $79 million to acquire 25% of VinaRe, forging a technical alliance with Vietnam's only reinsurance firm.