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  1. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Ping An Insurance eyes high-yielding overseas properties

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 03:10am by Peggy Sito

    ... property show. Ping An, the mainland's second-largest life insurer, announced in July that it was buying the iconic Lloyd's Building in London for £260 million (HK$3.24 billion). ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com The mainland insurer aims to invest mostly in the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan Ping An eyeing overseas properties with high yields Ping ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - INVESTMENT

    'Eyes and ears' abroad help reduce mainland China developer risk

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Langi Chiang

    ... for deals. Insurance giant China Life last week bought a majority stake in an office building in London's Canary Wharf, becoming the latest mainland institution to join an overseas buying spree ...

  3. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Insurance product faces gloomy future

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch, Benjamin Robertson

    ... passed, and so trigger a new commission payout. Michael Ross, a director of life insurance consulting at advisory group Towers Watson, said: "It comes back to the integrity of the broker ... the city's insurance brokers. "This may be the first step towards full commission disclosure," Ross said. Roy Halliday, the Hong Kong chief executive of British insurer Standard Life, said ...

  4. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Scope seen for tighter regulation of insurance-linked investments

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:55am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com HK's two-tier regulation puts some investors at risk, especially with insurance-linked funds, says lawmaker who helped set up framework ... their adviser and investment account. Hong Kong's rules assign supervision of certain investment products, known as investment-linked assurance schemes, to self-regulated insurance bodies ...

  5. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Fund products on shopping list for mainlanders

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:14am by Enoch Yiu

    ... year, from 25 per cent in 2012. Government statistics show mainland tourists are big spenders in the insurance market. They spent HK$15 billion on life policies in Hong Kong last year, ... insurance policies even though they are fund products. The government should change the law to tighten regulations to enhance investor protection." The product is a combination of life ...

  6. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Gloomy Hong Kong investors shun property in favour of bonds

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 01:19am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Confidence in all asset classes, apart from bonds, has dropped since the previous survey at the end of last year, said Friends Provident International, a subsidiary of FTSE 100-listed Friends Life Group. The company is a provider of pensions, investments and insurance products. Sentiment has dropped nearly 50 per cent from 28 points to 15 for an index tracking investor attitudes, according ...

  7. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Service sector shines as FDI in China hits US$40b for January-April period

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:52am by CELINE SUN AND REUTERS

    ... including more tax breaks, credit insurance and currency hedging options to exporters, will be launched. The government wants to attract foreign direct investment to the services sector, high-end ...

  8. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Chinese investors go on property buying spree in Europe

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 02:41am by Langi Chiang

    ... and properties," he said. Ping An Insurance, the mainland's No 2 life insurer, made its first overseas property acquisition in July last year, buying London's iconic Lloyd's Building ... destinations, and the momentum is likely to continue this year. Insurers, developers and wealthy individuals have joined China's sovereign wealth fund in seeking to diversify their assets outside ...

  9. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Chinese insurance regulator in bid to boost ChiNext market

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 01:28am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Move to allow insurers to invest in growth enterprises seen as providing new fund source CIRC bid to boost ChiNext market The mainland's move to allow insurance companies to buy ChiNext shares is meant to provide a fresh source of funds for the stock market, but analysts doubt insurers will be interested in growth enterprises. ...

  10. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Standard Life Investments to tap investment shift

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com The British asset manager plans big expansion in Asia as investors swing towards diversified products to look for better capital returns Standard Life to tap shift in market Standard Life Investments, the US$270 billion investment management arm of British-listed life insurer Standard Life, is planning a major expansion in Asia to exploit ...




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