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Record growth for Singapore’s life insurance industry

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 13 Feb 2018

Singapore’s life insurance industry crossed a significant milestone in 2017 with total weighted new business premiums reaching S$4.8bn for the year. The results are the highest recorded…

People Moves: Franklin Templeton, Lombard International, WHIreland Group, National Friendly

By: International Investment Staff | 01 Feb 2018

Franklin Templeton Investments Franklin Templeton has announced changes to its emerging markets team. Carlos Hardenberg,  lead portfolio manager of the Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust, has resigned…

AILO voices PEPP concerns

By: Helen Burggraf | 31 Jan 2018

The Association of International Life Offices has written to a key EIOPA official in Brussels to express its strongly-held view that draft regulation aimed at bringing into…

Phoenix Group formally announces change of head office to London

By: Helen Burggraf | 30 Jan 2018

Phoenix Group Holdings, the closed life insurance fund consolidator formerly known as Pearl Group, said today that its previously-announced change of its head office and tax residence,…

International SOS in key partnership deal with UK-based Chatham House

By: Helen Burggraf | 24 Jan 2018

International SOS, an internationally-focused medical and travel security risks company based in London and Singapore, has announced a “partnership agreement” with the non-profit, non-governmental organisation commonly known…

Aviva Taiwan JV sale completes

By: Gary Robinson | 24 Jan 2018

Aviva plc has completed the sale of its 49% shareholding in its joint venture in Taiwan, First Aviva Life (Aviva Taiwan), to Aviva’s joint venture partner, First Financial Holding…

RL360° and parent IFGL add to senior teams

By: Gary Robinson | 15 Jan 2018

International life company RL360° and its parent company International Financial Group Limited (IFGL) have announced two appointments to their senior management teams. Popular industry figure Simon Barwell…

Zurich Life Singapore agrees to sell its run-off city-state biz to newly-authorised Singapore Life

By: Helen Burggraf | 08 Jan 2018

Zurich Life Insurance (Singapore) said on Monday that it will sell its remaining Singapore life insurance portfolio to Singapore Life Pte, which calls itself “Singapore’s newest life…

AXA selling its Swiss Privilege franchise in HK to local investment holding biz

By: Helen Burggraf | 04 Jan 2018

Paris, France-based insurance giant AXA is to sell its Swiss Privilege franchise in Hong Kong, known as AXA Wealth Management (HK) Ltd, to a Hong Kong-based investment…

Aegon Ireland’s parent of 5 months spun off by its Bermuda parent

By: Helen Burggraf | 03 Jan 2018

Ager Bermuda Holding Ltd, which acquired Dublin-based Aegon Ireland plc last year, has been spun off by its Bermuda-based parent, Athene Holding Ltd. The “de-consolidation” follows a…

Asian insurers driving fund distribution growth: Cerulli

By: Gary Robinson | 21 Dec 2017

The insurance channel represents a “growing force” in mutual fund distribution in Asia ex-Japan, with assets under management (AUM) rising over the past few years to an…

Generali names O’Flynn CEO of Hong Kong

By: Helen Burggraf | 13 Dec 2017

Cillin O’Flynn, a well-known figure in the cross-border life insurance industry who has been a Europe-focused executive with Generali for the most of the past seven years,…

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