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China’s consumption story is expanding quickly, creating some of the most appealing investment cases currently available to investors, particularly as markets are yet to fully price in the pace of urbanisation in the country, says UBP's Peng Yao.
China Life, the country’s largest insurer by market cap, has issued a profit warning after it forecast a 60% drop in net profit due to a decrease in investment income for the nine months to 30 September 2016.
Emerging market debt and Asian equities, in particular Hong Kong stocks, still offer yield at acceptable valuations, according to JP Morgan Asset Management’s latest quarterly outlook.
Farringdon Asset Management, part of the Malaysia-based Farringdon Group, has received a licence to operate in Singapore where it will focus on focus on providing expat clients with discretionary portfolio management services.
Vanguard has followed BMO Global Asset Management in cutting costs associated with its Hong Kong-listed ETFs with the aim of attracting more capital.
Representatives from Europe and Asia Pacific’s regulatory bodies met in Singapore on Friday to hold “in depth, closed-door” discussions on financial regulation and collaboration.
Led by China, Asia created one billionaire nearly every three days and accounted for over half of new billionaires in 2015 despite global billionaire wealth declining last year by $300bn to $5.1trn (£4.2trn, €4.6trn), according to a joint UBS Group and PwC report.
Hong Kong investors on average are seeking an investment income of 8.9% per year when the average stock market yield across key global indices is 3.8%, according to a study by Schroders.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has ordered that Falcon Private Bank in Singapore be shut down for serious failures in anti-money laundering (AML) controls and improper conduct by senior management at the Singapore branch, as well as the head office in Switzerland.
Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is looking to disqualify 10 directors of Freeman FinTech Corporation and seeking compensation of HK$76.8m (£8.0m, $9.9m, €8.8m) for losses incurred during the acquisition of a local firm.
Two former bankers for Switzerland's BSI Bank have been charged by the Singapore police as part of their investigation into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
The STM Group has launched a Gibraltar-based Australian superannuation scheme targeted at the expat market as part of a broader move into Australia’s retirement market.
The Hong Kong arm of Canada's Sun Life Financial plans to expand into Singapore and Thailand in a bid to widen the insurer’s presence in Asia, Reuters has reported.
Australia’s government has confirmed it will allow life insurance brokers to pocket commissions as high as 60%, after resisting calls for them to be banned altogether.
Sweeping changes at FPI’s Asia operations sees the departure of long-standing Singapore sales director Toby Simpson, and interim appointments put in place after Hong Kong regional head Charles Barrows takes on a role to build Aviva’s Indonesia life business.
Italy’s largest insurer Generali is set to pull out of Guatemala and Liechtenstein after signing agreements to sell its operations in two separate deals.
Large Chinese mainland insurance companies are on a mission to diversify their asset base and have the UK and Europe in their sights as they look to deploy their money around the world.
The Australian corporate regulator has abandoned a civil penalty action against two former directors of the collapsed Queensland-based fund manager LM Investment Management (LMIM).
The Federal Court of Australia has approved the transfer of Macquarie Life’s risk insurance portfolio to Zurich Australia, a move that will see the Swiss firm become Australia’s fourth biggest retail insurer in the IFA segment.
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