Thursday, February 22, 2018

Asset Management

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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US$2.2tr of China’s insurance funds utilised in Q1-Q3

US$2.2tr of China’s insurance funds utilised in Q1-Q3

The amount is 9.38% higher than the total insurance funds used as of the end of last year.

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Life insurers to benefit from China’s eased restrictions

Life insurers to benefit from China’s eased restrictions

The decision to ease restrictions on foreign ownership of financial firms is expected to attract more investment.

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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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