16 November 2012
For a long time, China has closely monitored its insurance capital by restricting entities that were allowed to manage it and the eligible asset classes in which it could be invested. Now, eager to liberalise the deployment of insurance capital, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission has recently issued a series of rules and regulations to expand the scope of market participants, broaden the capital base and increase asset classes for the investment of China's insurance capital. This development has also progressed the development of the overseas investment regime for insurance capital. In light of these important changes, this briefing summaries and discusses the recent regulatory developments and assess their implications on relevant market participants.
China Liberalises Insurance Capital Investment Regulation