Singapore's GIC is linked with KKR in a joint bid for the $5.6 billion Australia-based Ramsay Health Care buyout; Japan's GPIF is urged to tap on its $75 billion alternative investment war chest to grow start-ups in the country; Shenzhen-based insurer Funde Sino Life Insurance became the largest shareholder of National Trust; and more.
The largest life insurer in Taiwan is set to invest more in US dollar bonds as yields are on an upward trend and hedging costs are expected to fall.
The two largest life insurers in Taiwan are set to maintain stock holdings that increased in the first half, while looking to raise their exposure to US bonds in order to find more yield.
Taiwan's biggest insurer braces for challenges as it increases its exposure to foreign bonds and dividend-yielding stocks ahead of the upcoming new capital regime.
Armed with a strong capital position, Taiwan’s biggest insurer is analysing investment targets as it looks ahead to prepare for a post-pandemic market recovery.
The largest lifer in Taiwan is confident that it can buffer volatility in the equity market and will pay attention to good investment opportunities in domestic stocks.
The FSC exclusively told AsianInvestor that it intends to divide the capital structure of local insurers into two tiers. Analysts believe this will make them more prudent investors.
More insurers in Taiwan will likely follow suit in the coming years to prepare themselves for a more stringent regulatory environment.
The biggest life insurer in Taiwan will allocate more capital overseas in contrast to some of its peers and against the local regulator’s wishes.
Taiwan's largest insurance group defends the industry's high overseas investments as calls grow for insurers to shift their money home.
For now, investing more at home seems less of a priority for Taiwan's largest life insurer, despite the regulator's efforts to encourage lifers to support the country's strategic objectives.
The Taiwanese insurer is among those pushing for a reduction in the capital charge for certain types of local stocks, despite concerns about the potential risks in some quarters.