Asia RBC reforms push insurers to rethink investment strategies

A burst of new regulation is forcing firms to re-examine asset allocation


Certain investment issues are universal, such as the search for yield in a low-interest environment, and are faced by all insurers. Others follow broad themes with local variations, such as the introduction of new capital and solvency regimes that impact asset allocation. This is especially the case in Asia, where countries are not only at different stages of rule-making, from exploration and consultation (for example, Hong Kong and India), to implementation (Australia, Singapore), but are also