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  1. Prudential may enter yuan insurance fray

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... 20 per cent since 2004. If it launches such products, Prudential will join Bank of China Life, HSBC, MetLife and MassMutual Asia, which have introduced yuan life insurance policies ... Enoch Yiu British insurer Prudential, which is listed in Hong Kong and is the fourth largest in the city, is studying plans to introduce yuan insurance products in the second quarter ...

  2. Why we urgently need an insurance authority in HK

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... only half that of traditional policies, when the market was hurt by the global financial crisis. In the first half of this year, 30 per cent of all life insurance policies sold were investment ... Enoch Yiu The increasing popularity of investment-linked policies shows Hong Kong has an urgent need for an insurance authority to regulate the salespeople who market these products. ...

  3. Fosun joins Prudential in life insurance

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Fosun Group, the mainland's largest non-state-owned investment conglomerate, will set up a life insurance company with Prudential Financial in the fourth quarter of 2012. Fosun- which has pharmaceutical, real estate, steelmaking, retail and media businesses- will set up a 50-50 joint venture with the second-largest life insurer ...

  4. Career ace in the hole with ACE Life

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to meet a jump demand amid a demographic shift across the city, according to a top executive. 'We expect the demand for retirement, medical and life insurance products to increase as a result ... experts.' A member of ACE Group, ACE Life started its Asia business in 2005. It has become one of the biggest insurance firms across the region, with operations in Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Thailand ...

  5. Yuan-linked life policies in vogue

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Yuan-denominated life insurance products are expected to represent more than 10 per cent of all new life business this year, up from 7 per cent last year ... the currency. Most of the 8.7 million life insurance policies in Hong Kong are denominated in either US or Hong Kong dollars but yuan policies are on the rise. 'We saw about eight insurers launch ...

  6. Man gets life for killing girlfriend to get insurance cash

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man An insurance salesman who drowned his girlfriend in Victoria Harbour to pocket a HK$2.8 million life insurance policy he had taken out on her by forging her signature was jailed ... signature to take out a HK$2.8 million insurance policy on her life, which took effect three months before her death, and another HK$1 million policy, which was never approved, a month before her ...

  7. Kissel may have known she would collect life insurance, court hears

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... husband's many million dollars' worth of life insurance policies more than a year before she allegedly killed him, the High Court heard yesterday. It was told that Robert Kissel, a Merrill Lynch investment banker killed by Nancy at their Parkview apartment, had four life insurance policies, worth a total US$6.75 million, of which she was beneficiary. John Rohan, an employee of New ...

  8. Market tightens for foreign insurers

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong. The 18 foreign life insurers on the mainland had only 3.7 per cent of the market in the first nine months of this year, compared with 5.6 per cent last year and the peak of 8.9 per cent ... as an attractive market for the growth opportunities it presents. Swiss Re forecasts the life premium market will grow 8.3 per cent, and general insurance premium 9.2 per cent, by 2020. In contrast, growth ...

  9. S&P details capital needs at mainland insurers

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... agency Standard & Poor's. To achieve an annual 15 per cent growth in premiums over three years, mainland life insurers will need 32 billion yuan and non-life insurers will need 82 ... projection on the assumption that life insurers have a 5 per cent ratio of shareholders' funds to total assets while non-life insurers have 40 per cent to net premium income, acceptable levels ...

  10. China Life tips 10pc gain from bancassurance

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing China Life Insurance, the world's biggest life insurer, expects premium income to increase 10 per cent this year as the bancassurance business outpaces ... billion) last year. The insurer's solvency margin ratio, an index measuring the financial health of life insurers, fell to 212 per cent from 304 per cent during the period. Liu Jiade, ...




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