Thursday, February 22, 2018

Asset Management

Nippon Life ups stake in India’s Reliance Capital

Nippon Life ups stake in India’s Reliance Capital

The US$184m stake is the biggest foreign direct investment in India’s mutual fund industry.

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Investors commit US$1.2bn for China Re IPO

Investors commit US$1.2bn for China Re IPO

Cornerstone investors include Great Wall Pan Asia, State Grid and China Development Bank.

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China Re set to launch US$2bn IPO in Hong Kong

China Re set to launch US$2bn IPO in Hong Kong

The offer will help China Re to raise fresh capital ahead of new solvency rules affecting Chinese insurers.

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Japan Post Insurance IPO values firm at US$10bn

Japan Post Insurance IPO values firm at US$10bn

Japan Post has set an indicative price range for the November initial public offering.

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Foreign insurance capital continues to enter Vietnam

Foreign insurance capital continues to enter Vietnam

Foreign investors are helping local insurers to develop better strategies and risk management.

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Financial fundamentals of Taiwan’s insurers still sound

Financial fundamentals of Taiwan’s insurers still sound

The FSC has responded to an IMF warning about potential liquidity risks in global markets.

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World’s biggest insurers need to raise capital buffer

World’s biggest insurers need to raise capital buffer

New IAIS rules have been finalised to prevent too-big-to-fail insurers from needing bailouts.

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Anbang Insurance tops bid to buy Fidelity Life

Anbang Insurance tops bid to buy Fidelity Life

If successful, the deal will mark the Chinese insurer’s first acquisition of a US competitor.

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UAE firm acquires Singapore unit of Zurich Life

UAE firm acquires Singapore unit of Zurich Life

Nexus Investment will be one of the largest advisory firms in Singapore following the acquisition.

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Dai-ichi Life, Mizuho integrate asset management units

Dai-ichi Life, Mizuho integrate asset management units

The two firms will have AUM of US$449 billion, creating one of Asia’s biggest asset managers.

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Japan’s Nippon Life mulls hiking stake in India

Japan’s Nippon Life mulls hiking stake in India

Japan’s biggest life insurer by assets is planning to increase its stake in Reliance Life.

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China’s insurance premium growth slowing

China’s insurance premium growth slowing

CIRC data shows growth slowed to 19.5% during the first eight months of the year.

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Cathay Life completes US$240m Conning acquisition

Cathay Life completes US$240m Conning acquisition

Conning will be led by its current president and chief executive officer, Woody Bradford.

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Chinese insurers now allowed to set up PE funds

Chinese insurers now allowed to set up PE funds

Insurers can set up growth, buyout, mezzanine, real estate and venture capital funds.

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China Re wins approval for US$2bn Hong Kong IPO

China Re wins approval for US$2bn Hong Kong IPO

The company is offering up to 15% and expects to pitch the deal to investors in early October.

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Asia-Pacific outsourced insurance assets likely to surge

Asia-Pacific outsourced insurance assets likely to surge

Growth is driven by regulatory clarity and innovations in accounting and risk controls.

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Taiwanese insurers ready for US Fed rate hike

Taiwanese insurers ready for US Fed rate hike

Insurers have been making adjustments to fully prepare for the possible effects of the hike.

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Major banks tentatively agree to US$1.87bn settlement

Major banks tentatively agree to US$1.87bn settlement

Agreement will settle investor claims that they conspired to fix prices and limit competition.

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