Increasingly, private companies who wish to manage risk and improve business performance, are incorporating ESG practices into their business models — irrespective of where they are in their life cycle. Xiaying Zhang, director, private investments, APAC client group and Hillary Flynn, director ESG private investments at Wellington Management present an overview of important steps in this journey for PE firms.
With Asia’s life insurers facing heightened sensitivity to interest rates, exacerbated by regulatory changes with the introduction of risk-based capital (RBC) regimes and the new IFRS 9 and 17 accounting standards, a considered approach to diversification across fixed income, equities, derivatives and alternative assets may offer a more efficient means to address the duration gap between assets and liabilities, say Max Davies, CFA, CAIA (Insurance Strategist) and Francisco Sebastian, …
Wellington Management has signed a partnership with Manulife Singapore to distribute three funds to the insurer’s customers exclusively until December 2022
The Covid-19 crisis has galvanised the global insurance industry in many ways and has forced insurers to reassess all aspects of their business. Asia is no different from the rest of the world in this regard, according to Max Davies, insurance strategist at Wellington Management, based in Hong Kong.
Reits are set to gain from changes brought about by the pandemic, while the yield, diversity and ESG benefits of the asset class are becoming more apparent to Asian insurers.