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  1. You're IN for the long haul

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nicky Burridge What is an ILAS? Investment-linked assurance schemes are sold by insurance companies. They include an insurance component, which commonly takes the form of a savings or pension plan. The money paid into an ILAS is typically invested in a range of funds picked by the investor. The products are offered by the major insurers, such as Friends Provident, Generali ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998295/youre-long-haul
  2. Insurance clients more aware of risk when investing

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis The long-term relationships that insurance agents typically develop with their clients give them an advantage when providing financial planning advice, says Roger Steel, chief ... circumstances, but by not doing so, they can compromise the quality of the advice they receive,' he says. 'Because insurance agents tend to be in regular contact with their clients, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730195/insurance-clients-more-aware-risk-when-investing
  3. Insurers rush to launch yuan-denominated policies

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Expectations of an appreciating yuan has spread to the insurance sector as policyholders seek out yuan-denominated policies. HSBC has become the latest insurer to rush to launch a yuan insurance product with a 10-year saving insurance plan denominated in yuan. Citibank and its partner MetLife have already introduced a five-year yuan insurance policy while China Life Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713008/insurers-rush-launch-yuan-denominated-policies
  4. New rules for insurers' ABS deals

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at Core Pacific-Yamaichi International. 'Mainland insurers now only invest a very small percentage in this type of asset. As the ABS market develops in China, that could be another investment ... Natalie Chiu Beijing is drafting new rules for mainland insurers investing in the country's fledgling asset-backed securitisation (ABS) market, the insurance industry regulator said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620786/new-rules-insurers-abs-deals
  5. Start saving now

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... covered. There are plenty of endowment-type insurance policies in Hong Kong, but they may not be the best investment vehicles. An endowment will typically have a lock-in period, so if circumstances ... parental circumstances and the educational expectations for their children. 'Once parents have worked out the type of education they desire for their children and the expected costs, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591797/start-saving-now
  6. Insurance products become a tougher sell

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Investment-linked policies lose shine in market dip While stock markets staged their incredible run over the past few years, investment-linked insurance policies were all the rage, accounting for as much as 40 per cent of all insurance sales in Hong Kong. But with stocks hitting new lows each week, insurance companies have had to shift their sales strategies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626459/insurance-products-become-tougher-sell
  7. Learning curve

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... no idea what an investment-linked insurance policy is, according to insurer Standard Life. This low awareness of an otherwise popular investment vehicle, which is a type of life insurance ... and want an insurance element associated with that product.' Confusion also tends to come from people who own other types of investment vehicle, such as mutual funds and life insurance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653971/learning-curve
  8. Business - Money - STOCK WATCH

    Stock Watch: life insurance

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by KHOR UN HUN

    ... Khor Un Hun moneypost@scmp.com Lifting the cover off mystery sector Many of us have bought life insurance, but what about buying shares in life insurance companies? The industry is a black hole to investors who struggle to see how such companies create value and make money. Because the insurance industry feels current- and complex- accounting rules do not accurately portray ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1094657/stock-watch-life-insurance
  9. Life cover... and calculated risk

    Posted Jul 28th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... products and the type of products offered. Mr Mak said that, while sales of traditional life insurance products (such as individual and whole life) would remain popular, sales of new products, ... Investment-linked plans are becoming more popular in Hong Kong as people's needs change, writes Chris Davis TRADITIONAL LIFE insurance products have been available in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/464494/life-cover-and-calculated-risk
  10. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    Making a cautious case for insurance-linked annuity plans

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... a cautious case for insurance-linked annuity plans I save regularly into an investment portfolio managed by my adviser and am happy with that. I'm 45, and this portfolio will be my only source ... where there's no fall-back pension, is significant. The annuity plans sold by insurance companies address this longevity risk (the risk of outliving your retirement savings). The insurer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/expert-qa/article/1074662/making-cautious-case-insurance-linked-annuity-plans

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