Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Asset Management

HK’s FTLife Insurance names new CEO

HK’s FTLife Insurance names new CEO

Gerard Yang, who joined FTLife in 2016, previously worked for MetLife and takes on the chief executive role.

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Allianz plans to double Asian investment

Allianz plans to double Asian investment

The company’s property unit aims to double its investments in Asia over the next three years.

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Global insurance M&A hits US$49 billion in 2017

Global insurance M&A hits US$49 billion in 2017

The deal volume was on a par with the figure from 2016, despite one of the worst loss years on record.

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Positive outlook for Vietnam in 2018

Positive outlook for Vietnam in 2018

The sector is expected to grow 22% this year, according to the Insurance Supervisory Authority.

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Assets held by Korean insurers top W1,000tn

Assets held by Korean insurers top W1,000tn

The total is broken down into W782.1tn in assets controlled by life insurers and over W252tn by non-life firms.

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AIMA, IAMAC sign insurance collaboration agreement

AIMA, IAMAC sign insurance collaboration agreement

Among the areas being looked at for collaboration are educational programmes and joint events.

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Taiwan insurers urged to invest more in infrastructure projects

Taiwan insurers urged to invest more in infrastructure projects

The message is part of efforts to increase private investment in government-led projects

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India to revise insurance fund rules

India to revise insurance fund rules

Irdai is looking to keep up with changes in the market and the economic landscape in the country.

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Low-rated insurers to face curbs in China

Low-rated insurers to face curbs in China

Affected companies will face restrictions from the regulator, the official Xinhua news agency reports.

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Manulife ties up with Agricultural Bank of China

Manulife ties up with Agricultural Bank of China

The agreement indicates that they will explore financial solution distribution opportunities in the country.

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Outlook for Asia insurance sector stable, says Moody’s

Outlook for Asia insurance sector stable, says Moody’s

Steady economic momentum across the economies of the region is driving demand for insurance.

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NTUC Income taps Fullerton to manage US$23bn in assets

NTUC Income taps Fullerton to manage US$23bn in assets

The partnership is seen to create more opportunities to explore innovative investment products.

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Vision Fund eyes investing in Chinese insurer Ping An

Vision Fund eyes investing in Chinese insurer Ping An

The fund is in discussions to invest in three firms Lufax, OneConnect or Ping An Good Doctor.

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LIC books 12% first half premium income growth

LIC books 12% first half premium income growth

The results were driven by profits from the sale of equities during the period.

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Nippon Life to buy 24.75% stake in TWC Group

Nippon Life to buy 24.75% stake in TWC Group

The Japanese insurer will acquire 24.75% of the US investment firm from Carlyle for an estimated US$488m.

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Taiwan incentivises protection products

Taiwan incentivises protection products

Starting next year, insurers can take advantage of a government scheme to improve the product mix.

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China Life hunts for more overseas investments

China Life hunts for more overseas investments

Its efforts are centred on infrastructure and technologies and products with the growth potential in China.

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Zurich to double impact investment allocation

Zurich to double impact investment allocation

The US$5bn commitment is part of its efforts to address the causes of climate change and other social issues.

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