Taiwan lifts restrictions on insurers' investments in derivatives contracts


The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) will lift all restrictions on the use of financial derivatives by insurance companies in Taiwan as of August 6.

Analysts believe the action was taken in light of rising inflation and volatility in many financial markets and the fact that the island's biggest insurers are already well versed in the use of many derivatives instruments.

With the removal of these rules and restrictions, insurance companies will be free to determine how to hedge or leverage

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