• Better ALM helping APAC insurers navigate investment risk

    27 July 2023

    Frank Yuen, vice president for Asia financial institutions at Moody's, discusses the key risks faced by insurers in the APAC region. Interview by Vincent Huck

  • Chart of the week: IFRS 9 classification conundrum in APAC

    14 April 2023

    As IFRS 17 and 9 tops Asian insurers' priority lists, according to Abrdn survey

  • Foreign-owned and larger firms best placed for early HK RBC adoption

    10 January 2022

    Regulator has invited applications to begin RBC early

  • Rise of Illiquids and ESG shows no sign of ending at Asia's insurers

    08 December 2021

    Asia Pacific insurers predict more allocations to illiquids, flavoured by ESG considerations. The major change to investments in the region might come from greater accessibility for Western insurers, Abbie Wood finds out

  • Taiwanese dollar appreciation lures domestic life firms back

    15 July 2020

    Insurers had looked to foreign assets to match long-dated liabilities

  • Chinese insurers' earnings to erode due to coronavirus outbreak

    04 February 2020

    Volatility in equity markets and economic disruption to provide headwinds for the sector

  • US-China deal signals Sino market opening

    17 January 2020

    Allianz China Holding opens Shanghai office

  • Taiwan to tighten rules for life firms

    24 May 2019

    Change would curb unit-linked products and introduced greater ALM challenges for firms

  • Asset risk: biggest risk for Asian insurers

    02 May 2019

    With a lack of domestic long dated assets to match their long-term liabilities and some restrictions on overseas investments, Asian insurers’ biggest risk exposure comes from their investments. In Hong Kong, Vincent Huck meets with regional and local stakeholders to understand how they are coping and their expectations for the upcoming changes in regulations.