Regulatory change will enable China insurers to reduce their asset-liability mismatch

China insurers now allowed to invest in hybrid, convertible bonds and infrastructure asset and real estate


Chinese insurers will be able to duration-match their assets and liabilities more accurately following a decision by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) to allow insurance companies to outsource their investment mandate and broaden the type of investments allowed, say analysts.

On July 16, the CIRC announced reforms to allow Chinese insurers to invest in hybrid and convertible bonds, private equity, infrastructure-related debt and real estate. The CIRC also raised the ceiling on

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