The former group CIO of Richard Li-owned Pacific Century Group and insurer FWD has joined an alternatives manager to expand its insurance solutions business.
Hong Kong tycoon Richard Li's Pacific Century Group conglomerate has moved Paul Carrett from life insurance subsidiary FWD to become chief investment officer of its operation.
The CIOs of Prudential Hong Kong and FWD outlined their investment approaches at the FundForum Asia event on Tuesday.
Paul Carrett says he supports the use of derivatives to hedge risks and execute promptly and hopes the new RBC regime doesn’t limit the investment opportunities available to insurers.
The group's CIO explains how changing market conditions are prompting it to look at private equity opportunities more discerningly – and why it's important to keep portfolios flexible.
The leveraged loans market is a growing cause of concern, says Paul Carrett, and rising rates will prompt investors to become more selective about credit in general.
The British insurer has hired Ben Rudd from family office Caravel as its first Hong Kong chief investment officer, while two high-level investment staff have taken jobs elsewhere.