LGFVs push Asian bond markets down another leg

As China's deleveraging efforts continue to reverberate through Asian bond markets, with Local Government Financing Vehicles in the spotlight, how deep will the re-pricing will be?
July 03, 2018

Hong Kong pension battle kicks off

Principal's purchase of AXA’s HK retirement savings unit signals start of fight for HK’s HK$514 billion pension nest egg as fees fall.
November 09, 2014

AXA bullish on Asian growth

François-Valéry Lecomte, AXA Asia chief financial officer, tells FinanceAsia how the French insurer plans to knock Germany’s Allianz out of top three slot among foreign life insurers in the region by 2015.
August 13, 2013

HSBC gets leaner and meaner

Gulliver’s got guts. He’s slicing away the non-core HSBC businesses. The latest move: sell some of the general insurance units in Asia and Latin America for $914 million.
March 08, 2012

Another insurance sector M&A deal fails

Regulators reject National Australia Bank's revised proposal to acquire Axa Asia Pacific, marking the third failed insurance M&A deal in the region year-to-date.
September 14, 2010

NAB and Axa agree deal on Asia-Pacific businesses

National Australia Bank and global insurance firm Axa reach an agreement that will see NAB buy Axa's Australia and New Zealand businesses, while Axa will retain the Asia operations.
March 30, 2010

MI-Reit signs AMP Capital as co-sponsor, seeks new capital

MacarthurCook Industrial Reit raises $155.5 million in new capital, including a $15.8 million investment by AMP and a $111 million rights issue. Separately, AMP Capital hires Anthony Fasso to head its international business.
November 08, 2009