Asian insurers look to high-yield assets – BlackRock

Insurers in Asia are turning to higher yield and less liquid assets in order to enhance absolute returns, preparing for Fed tapering in 2014, according to a global insurance survey.

Asian insurers look to high-yield assets – BlackRock

Asian insurers are more active than their western counterparts in preparing for the end of quantitative easing policies and are looking to diversify into higher yielding and less liquid fixed-income assets, boosting absolute returns as bond yields continue their upward trend.

To better prepare for the end of US quantitative easing in the next one or two years, 70% of Asian insurers said they will cut portfolio duration to reduce their interest rate risk, while...

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