Thursday, April 26, 2018

Asset Management

Nippon Life commits US$94m to fintech investment

Nippon Life commits US$94m to fintech investment

Japan’s biggest private insurer has said that it will invest in fintech and so-called “insurance+α” areas.

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Maybank bullish on Etiqa’s future

Maybank bullish on Etiqa’s future

The insurance and takaful arm of Maybank is expected to see a boost as a result of increasing interest rates.

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Prudential to boost investment in Asia

Prudential to boost investment in Asia

Over the next three years, it is aiming to pour US$420m a year into technology in the region.

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Institutional Asset Management Awards 2018

Institutional Asset Management Awards 2018

InsuranceAsia News is pleased to announce the winners in our inaugural Institutional Asset Management Awards.

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Nippon Life buys 5% stake in Deutsche asset management unit

Nippon Life buys 5% stake in Deutsche asset management unit

The Japanese insurer is expected to invest around US$375m in DWS Group and get a seat on the board.

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Taiwanese life insurers warned against investment practices

Taiwanese life insurers warned against investment practices

Fixed-income assets reportedly constitute less than 20% of local life insurers’ total investments.

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SoftBank to buy up to 33% of Swiss Re

SoftBank to buy up to 33% of Swiss Re

The deal could be valued at about US$10 billion, but details are still unclear.

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AXA reaffirms commitment to fight climate change

AXA reaffirms commitment to fight climate change

It aims to hit US$15bn in green investments by 2020, which is four times its 2015 achieved target.

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Three Chinese insurers sanctioned for foreign investment breaches

Three Chinese insurers sanctioned for foreign investment breaches

China Re Asset Management, China Life and Ping An Insurance violated regulations on investable countries.

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China mulls share ownership limit

China mulls share ownership limit

CIRC is planning several new measures to limit the ownership of single shareholders in insurers.

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Taiwan insurers urged to fund public projects

Taiwan insurers urged to fund public projects

Insurers have been urged tap into their funds to help support national infrastructure and development projects.

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SoftBank eyes board seats at Swiss Re

SoftBank eyes board seats at Swiss Re

Founder Masayoshi Son is reportedly scheduled for a meeting with the Swiss company to discuss a possible agreement.

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Chinese regulator puts cap on insurers’ overseas financing

Chinese regulator puts cap on insurers’ overseas financing

The China Insurance Regulatory Commission has limited foreign borrowing to 20% of an insurer’s net assets.

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Great Eastern mulls expansion in Indonesia, Thailand

Great Eastern mulls expansion in Indonesia, Thailand

The insurer’s goals include becoming one of the 10 biggest insurers in Indonesia within the next five years.

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Volatility spike

Volatility spike

The surprise return of volatility to stock markets this week may have implications for insurance portfolios.

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SoftBank eyes backing Indian insurance startup

SoftBank eyes backing Indian insurance startup

PolicyBazaar, an online insurance aggregator, was valued at US$500m during its last funding round.

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Downhill at Davos

Downhill at Davos

Concerns about the global economy at the WEF’s annual schmoozefest in Switzerland.

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Shimizu expected to become Nippon Life president

Shimizu expected to become Nippon Life president

Hiroshi Shimizu is the company’s current director and senior managing executive officer.

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