The Islamic insurers’ need to preserve liquidity could leave them well placed to buy equities, once Malaysia finally emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Malaysian insurer, part of Maybank, expects to engage external managers more as it boosts investment in Asian equities and domestic property.
The new unit aims to create a stronger focus on the firm's Islamic institutional business, both onshore and offshore.
The Singapore regulator is looking to facilitate the industry's expansion by tackling key issues such as a lack of sharia-compliant assets and conflicting codes on supervision and tax treatments.
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