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  • China sees first insurance asset management joint venture

    ICBC-AXA Life has opened its wholly-owned asset management subsidiary in Shanghai yesterday, having received regulatory approval to establish China's first insurance asset management joint venture in May last year, reported state news agency Xinhua. With a registered capital of CNY100m ($14.5m), the subsidiary will use insurance funds to support major industries, main construction projects, the Belt and Road Initiative and the China's regional development strategies.

    Latest News | 17 May 2019
  • Rules published for insurers to participate in credit derivatives

    The insurance regulator has issued rules which aim to allow and regulate the participation of insurance funds in credit derivatives to manage credit risk.

    China | 17 May 2019
  • Maiden annual reports show insurance asset managers post lower profits in 2018

    In 2018, 27 insurance asset management institutions posted combined net profits of CNY7.795bn, a decrease of 21.9% compared to 2017, according to data from their annual reports for the year, the first year which the firms published their annual results.

    China | 17 May 2019
  • Insurance funds' investment in banks' perpetual bonds given a boost

    The CBIRC has issued an explanatory notice to insurance companies covering investment in perpetual bonds issued by banks, following approval granted in January for the maiden issuance of such bonds by a Chinese commercial bank.

    China | 10 May 2019
  • Global: ILS capacity slows in 1Q 2019

    The insurance-linked securities market raised more than $1.1bn through non-life catastrophe bond issues in the first quarter of 2019, compared with an average of $1.8bn over the most recent six first quarters. Compared to the most recent six first quarters, 1Q 2019 recorded the lowest issuance during the period and accounts for around a third of the record-breaking activity observed in 1Q 2018.

    Asia | 08 May 2019
  • Donald Trump signalled his intention to increase tariffs on Chinese imports. What are the implications?

    On Sunday 5 May (US time), President Donald Trump signalled his intention to increase tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports from 10% to 25% starting Friday 10 May 2019, while another $325 billion of untaxed goods could face 25% duties "shortly".

    Agents | 07 May 2019
  • Singapore-based life insurer offers investment-linked plans

    With the introduction of two investment-linked plans (ILPs), Great Eastern claims to be the first insurer to launch a low cost actively managed fund that is invested into both passive exchange-traded funds and active underlying unit trusts.

    Latest News | 03 May 2019
  • Asian Sustainable Finance Initiative: Message for insurance investors

    The founder of Singapore-headquartered Asian Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI) Jeanne Stampe will address the insurance industry's investment community at a unique event next month, during which she will emphasise the importance of ESG.

    Asia | 29 Apr 2019
  • Insurers provide working capital loans through trust firms

    At least six insurance companies have, since the start of this year, invested a total of CNY1.013bn ($150m) in collective fund trust plans which grant liquidity loans to cash strapped small and medium-sized enterprises in order to help them meet working capital requirements.

    China | 26 Apr 2019
  • Insurance asset managers create dedicated investment products

    Since the CBIRC allowed insurance asset managers to create dedicated investment products last October, 10 insurance asset management companies, including China Life Asset Management, had registered their dedicated products as of January 2019, according to CBIRC data. The targeted size of these products totals CNY116bn (US$17.3bn).

    China | 19 Apr 2019

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