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  1. New products

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After two successful offers last year, HSBC is again marketing its capital-guaranteed product LifeBond Plus to Hong Kong investors. The bond offers a 20 per cent return over eight years, a capital guarantee, plus the potential for additional returns. 'LifeBond Plus is an all-in-one life insurance, savings and investment product,' says HSBC spokeswoman Ann Pearce. The bond ...

  2. [Life insurers go head to head]

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Life insurance, like almost everything else in the world of business, is a matter of calculating risks and rewards, and these must be assessed on a daily basis. Firms doing business ... long-term potential. One factor is competition. Most insurance companies with a presence in China are offering life policies while they weigh up how and when to introduce other products. 'There ...

  3. Hong Kong provides rich pickings for global life insurers

    Posted May 14th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Latker

    ... Richard Latker Term life insurance in Hong Kong is among the most expensive in the developed world. Simple term life coverage lasting 20 years with a US$1 million death benefit from HSBC ... in the US- charge so much in Hong Kong? 'US margins are very thin- no one makes money on term life policies in the US anymore,' explained Charles Monat, chairman of insurance broker Charles ...

  4. AXA seeks marketer with zest for life insurance

    Posted Oct 15th 2005, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft Extrovert life insurance experts looking for a career change should consider this lively option in the industry. AXA China Region Insurance is hiring a senior marketing ... said. This golden opportunity exists for banking or insurance professionals with two to four years' experience. Ideally, bullet points on your resume should include knowledge of marketing, ...

  5. It pays to read the fine print before you commit yourself

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Bianca Reyes

    ... can just get your money whenever you want it,' she said. There are several charges involved in such a product, including an insurance charge for life protection, an initial charge ... Bianca Reyes DESPITE WIDESPREAD advice to think carefully before committing to investment-linked insurance plans, Hong Kong consumers are continuing to snap up this type of product. ...

  6. Cafe romance leads to nuptials but nothing else percolates down

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... its best wishes for a happy marriage. sold on reward tour Also, congratulations to the 208 MassMutual Asia agents who qualified to join the life insurer's incentive trip to New Zealand ... heralds new appointments. Canadian life insurer Manulife Financial has been appointed Michael Dommermuth vice-president of investment in Asia and Kim Griffiths has been promoted to assistant ...

  7. Pacific Century drops joint venture plans

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in June to pay $508 million for exchangeable notes issued by two shareholders of Sinolife, China's seventh-largest life insurer. The notes, if fully exercised, would give the insurer a 22.09 ... Enoch Yiu Insurer decides to concentrate on Sinolife investment which would give the company a 22pc stake Pacific Century Insurance Holdings has withdrawn its application to China's ...

  8. Insuring society's well-being

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Life insurance is more expensive for people who smoke. Motor insurance is more expensive for younger drivers and for high-performance cars. In some cases, people are higher risks through ... Bernard Chan Last month, this newspaper's Money Week column complained that some insurance policies fail to cover certain events. Some of the views were misleading. The article ...

  9. PICC pays generous maiden dividend despite profit slip

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... contribution towards a new life insurance venture. PICC, which commands a 53 per cent share of the mainland property and casualty insurance market and is 9.9 per cent owned by United States giant ... in revenue from the core motor vehicle segment, which contributed 65.5 per cent of total turnover. Weaker results compared with its life insurance peers had been expected by analysts because ...

  10. US astronaut training camp

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The MassMutual Jr Space Camp Programme is inviting students aged seven to 12 to join a five-day astronaut training camp in the US in August. To be a 'Jr Astronaut', you have to submit a creative work on the topic 'If I walked in ...




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