Monday, November 20, 2017

Asset Management

Huaxia Life raises stake in China Minsheng Bank

Huaxia Life raises stake in China Minsheng Bank

Although its owner is believed to be detained by mainland authorities, the insurer continues to make investments.

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Korean official warns interest rate hike could disrupt insurers

Korean official warns interest rate hike could disrupt insurers

FSC vice-chairman Kim Yong-beom made the pronouncement ahead of the Bank of Korea’s plan to raise its key rate.

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China Life to boost global exposure

China Life to boost global exposure

The Chinese insurer plans to be more visible internationally as it expands its overseas presence.

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L&G targets Japanese market

L&G targets Japanese market

Britain’s Legal & General is set to offer company pension scheme insurance and investment management.

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The times are not a-changing

The times are not a-changing

Economy outlook: the Fed’s new governor signals policy continuity, while Japan and China also pursue more of the same.

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China Life profit grows 365%

China Life profit grows 365%

Earnings have been buoyed by a leap in investment income amid an increasing stock market and robust premiums.

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Citi banker joins Ping An fund as COO

Citi banker joins Ping An fund as COO

Donald Lacey is reportedly set to leave the bank to join the US$1bn Global Voyager Fund.

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Moody’s keeps negative outlook on Taiwan market

Moody’s keeps negative outlook on Taiwan market

The industry has shown improvement with margins on savings products but still needs to make progress.

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Taiwanese insurers hurt by China losses

Taiwanese insurers hurt by China losses

Shin Kong Life, Cathay Life and Taiwan Life are facing loss-to-investment ratios of 100%, 48% and 59%.

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China Life expects 95% net profit growth

China Life expects 95% net profit growth

Higher returns on investment during the first three quarters have helped profits to almost double on poor 2016 numbers.

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Anbang resumes sale of high-yield products

Anbang resumes sale of high-yield products

Experts say government regulators must have extended a new lease on the group’s operations.

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Asian insurers double ETF inflows

Asian insurers double ETF inflows

Ultra-low interest rates and weak underwriting margins are driving new investment decisions.

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Mitsui Sumitomo to invest more in foreign bonds, ETFs

Mitsui Sumitomo to invest more in foreign bonds, ETFs

The Japanese insurance company intends to increase investment in higher-risk assets by as much as US$268m.

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Games, trains and electricity

Games, trains and electricity

What institutional investors are looking at ahead of China’s next five-year plan.

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Drastic changes ahead in China’s insurance sector

Drastic changes ahead in China’s insurance sector

The government plans to implement changes in policies, environment and technology, according to CIRC.

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China revises rules on securities insurance

China revises rules on securities insurance

A new regulation is in place starting Tuesday that will give insurance funds priority to subscribe to new shares offline.

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AIG sees third-quarter cat losses of US$3bn

AIG sees third-quarter cat losses of US$3bn

The figure includes US$1 billion each from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and up to US$700 million from Maria.

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Two Malaysian pension funds eye stakes in insurers

Two Malaysian pension funds eye stakes in insurers

The country’s two biggest pension funds are considering buying into one of the locally incorporated foreign-owned insurers.

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