Asia Pacific

  • Prudential Life buys into shipping green bond for 1.175% coupon

    19 April 2024

    While Nippon Life develops precinct in Kobe city

  • Dai-ichi Life makes first sustainability-linked loans worth JPY 12bn

    10 April 2024

    Lifer plans more such lending "as a responsible institutional investor"

  • M&G Real Estate promotes Alexander Banzic to head of Australia

    08 April 2024

    Amidst drive to grow presence in Australian real estate market

  • China Re grows investment income 22% in 2023

    03 April 2024

    Reinsurer's annual results followed those of fellow Chinese underwriter, Ping An

  • News roundup: Insurance asset management

    02 April 2024

    Covering the latest deals and people moves at AllianzGI, abrdn, AB, Société Générale and Impax

  • Changes in MS&AD bond holdings do not deter revisions to full-year forecasts

    02 April 2024

    Losses and impairments affected Mitsui Sumitomo Primary Life last reporting year

  • Meiji Yasuda aims for JPY 800bn ESG investments by March 2027

    01 April 2024

    Recently released management plan also outlines plan to grow business overseas

  • Comment - What CIOs could learn from Japanese insurers - and Dolly Parton

    01 April 2024

    Why "5pm is the new 7pm" for knocking off at one Japanese non-lifer

  • South Korean insurers generate nearly KRW 3trn investment income in 2023

    28 March 2024

    Aggregated assets of insurance companies down 6.5% from end of 2022

  • Meiji Yasuda reveals distributing JPY 200bn more in decarbonisation finance than originally proposed

    28 March 2024

    President Hideki Nagashima has strengthened emissions goals "as the effects of climate change are becoming more serious"

  • Upside remains for Japanese lifers if JGB yields rise further, Fitch says

    28 March 2024

    A new macroeconomic landscape has dawned in Japan after central bank abandoned key policies

  • Tokio Marine outsources impact investment to Macquarie fund

    28 March 2024

    Japanese insurer is expanding its two-year old impact investment programme

  • Mitsui Sumitomo's managers to ring the home bell bang at 5pm - and check staff leave

    27 March 2024

    The new aim, to foster skills and help recruiting, replaces "leave before 7pm" rule in force since 2017

  • Aioi Nissay Dowa and Nippon Life partner with Nordea AM on global equity fund

    27 March 2024

    Two insurers put JPY 25bn in new natural capital-focused fund for Japan's institutional investors

  • Japan Post Insurance establishes real estate and responsible investment offices

    27 March 2024

    As part of its medium-term plan to 2025