Regulators and investors are gearing up to integrate ESG factors in their investment processes this year.
The country's second-largest life insurer plans a higher allocation to domestic equities and real estate assets. It also intends to focus its attention on US debt.
The island's life insurers are expected to sell more foreign-currency insurance policies and further lift their overseas investments when a government proposal is implemented.
Taiwan's Bureau of Labor Funds is expected to thoroughly revise its internal rules as its new chief takes office. The state pension fund will likely invest more in local ETFs too.
Standard & Poor’s says asset volatility will lead insurers to invest more in offshore debt, a need that could raise questions for their regulators.
The state pension fund particularly wants to raise its overall foreign investments but will slow its appointment of external managers following last year’s bribery scandal.