Are snap elections a game changer for Japanese equities?

Are snap elections a game changer for Japanese...

Japanese equity fund managers are backing small and mid cap companies in the tech space as well as 'online disrupters' ahead of the snap election to be held in October.

Published : 26, Sep 2017
Adviser recruitment under scrutiny in Singapore

Adviser recruitment under scrutiny in Singapore...

In a bid to curb mis-selling and provide a framework for how advisory businesses can recruit from rival firms, Singapore’s Life Insurance Association (LIA) is reviewing its policies and is planning to issue new guidelines.

Published : 25, Sep 2017
Disgraced top Chinese insurance regulator expelled

Disgraced top Chinese insurance regulator expelled...

The former chairman of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party following allegations of corruption.

Published : 25, Sep 2017
Partnerships key to growing AUM in India

Partnerships key to growing AUM in India

A strong local partnership is an important part of building up assets under management in India, with eight of the 10 largest fund managers in the country being joint ventures, according to a report from Boston-based research firm Cerulli Associates.

Published : 25, Sep 2017
Levy to hit Hong Kong life insurance

Levy to hit Hong Kong life insurance

Insurance policyholders in Hong Kong will be hit with a rising levy on premiums from 1 January 2018, the special administrative region’s new Insurance Authority (IA) has confirmed.

Published : 22, Sep 2017
AIA pays $2.4bn for Aussie and New Zealand life insurers

AIA pays $2.4bn for Aussie and New Zealand life...

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has sold its life insurance businesses in Australia and New Zealand to AIA Group for A$3bn (£1.8bn, $2.4bn, €2bn).

Published : 21, Sep 2017
Analysis: Nexus targets expats amid big changes in Asia

Analysis: Nexus targets expats amid big changes...

A major international life company acquisition, a Singapore advice firm pushing into the expat space and a new insurance regulator in Hong Kong mean more change for Asia.

Published : 21, Sep 2017
Indonesia hunting for hidden wealth

Indonesia hunting for hidden wealth

Indonesia’s mammoth $368bn tax haul has been followed by new regulations aimed at tracing and taxing money that was not declared during the nine-month amnesty that ended in March.

Published : 20, Sep 2017
Foreign insurers forced to meet Malaysian 70% ownership cap

Foreign insurers forced to meet Malaysian 70%...

Insurance companies in Malaysia are looking to sell just under a third of their local businesses to comply with a 70% cap on foreign ownership.

Published : 20, Sep 2017
Online insurer ZhongAn eyes life market

Online insurer ZhongAn eyes life market

Online-only insurer ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance is planning to offer life insurance and healthcare products to accelerate growth after going public in Hong Kong.

Published : 19, Sep 2017
Globaleye names global managing director

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Financial advisory firm Globaleye has a new managing director (global) in the form of Byron Murphy.

Published : 18, Sep 2017
T Rowe Price to launch bond funds in HK

T Rowe Price to launch bond funds in HK

Global investment manager T. Rowe Price plans to sell four fixed income funds to retail investors in Hong Kong for the first time, according to records from the regulator.

Published : 15, Sep 2017
AXA sell off in Hong Kong sees high demand, press report

AXA sell off in Hong Kong sees high demand, press...

Around two dozen bidders are competing to buy the Hong Kong wealth management unit of French insurance giant Axa SA, according to Reuters.

Published : 14, Sep 2017
Advisers at risk from insurtech boom

Advisers at risk from insurtech boom

Advisers are in danger of missing the boat as insurtech looks set to disrupt and boost Asia’s insurance industry.

Published : 13, Sep 2017
Cyberattack hits 5,400 Axa Insurance customers

Cyberattack hits 5,400 Axa Insurance customers...

Personal data belonging to around 5,400 Axa Insurance customers in Singapore was compromised in a cybersecurity incident.

Published : 12, Sep 2017
Life sentences for $7.6bn China Ponzi scheme masterminds

Life sentences for $7.6bn China Ponzi scheme masterminds...

The architects behind a Ponzi scheme that cheated 900,000 investors out of CNY50bn (£5.8bn, $7.6bn, €6.4bn) will spend their lives behind bars.

Published : 12, Sep 2017
Smart beta assets up 57%

Smart beta assets up 57%

Smart beta ETFs have gained significant market share in Asia Pacific but are struggling globally, according to Morningstar.

Published : 12, Sep 2017
Raid on rival boosts new AIA advice arm

Raid on rival boosts new AIA advice arm

Singapore’s newly minted AIA Financial Advisers is on a recruitment spree and has reportedly made an offer of around S$100m (£56.5m, $74.5m, €62m) to lure across more than 300 people from Great Eastern’s Advisors Alliance Group.

Published : 11, Sep 2017
Fullerton and Man Group to launch private funds in China

Fullerton and Man Group to launch private funds...

Singapore’s Fullerton Fund Management and alternatives specialist Man Group have received private fund management (PFM) licences from the Asset Management Association of China.

Published : 11, Sep 2017
Hansard and Fidelity unveil retail client risk profiling tool

Hansard and Fidelity unveil retail client risk...Lock icon

Isle of Man-based savings provider Hansard International has teamed up with global asset manager Fidelity International to launch a tool to help financial advisers identify the risk profile of retail clients.

Published : 8, Sep 2017

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