Hong Kong households retire income-poor, says new study
According to a new report by Manulife Asset Management, despite their relatively high levels of accumulated wealth, many retired individuals in Hong Kong have comparatively low levels of income security.
Asian retirees to face hardship after savings run out, says HSBC
Asians believe their savings will only cover 10 out of the 18 years they expect to live in retirement, according an HSBC study into global retirement trends.
Manulife and Citibank launch retirement income solution
Manulife and Citibank have launched the first investment-linked insurance plan (ILP) in Singapore that guarantees clients' investments at 80% of the fund’s highest historical unit price.
Chinese women take lead in financial planning, says HSBC report
A recent report has revealed that 63% of Chinese women – compared with 58% of men – say they make all or most of the financial decisions in the household, which reverses the traditional gender gap and is the highest among Asian peers.
Understanding tax issues between Hong Kong and the UK
Brendan Harper of Friends Provident International explains recent developments in tax agreements between Hong Kong and the UK, and looks at the implications for individuals.
Opportunities to focus on the longer term
Wayne Crispe of ANZ Private Bank looks at emerging investment opportunities arising from the current environment, in particular for income-driven and retirement-focused products.
Wealthy Asians prefer not to retire, study finds
It seems that conventional retirement among wealthy individuals in Asia is out-of-date, especially in Hong Kong, according to a survey by Barclays Wealth.
Meeting wealth objectives via insurance
Chris Kaye of BCG explains how advisers can use insurance, and the various products available, to help individuals effectively meet certain needs and goals they have at different stages of their life.
Insurance in wealth management
In this product briefing, market practitioners explain the role and value of insurance and related products in helping wealthy individuals meet various needs and objectives in their portfolio and overall financial plan – as well as discuss how products are created and distributed, and look at insurance trends in Asia.
Why retirement planning is critical in Asia
Mun Kurup of ING Asia Pacific describes the growing need in Asia for retirement-focused products as part of any sensible financial plan, and explains how advisers can help their clients incorporate them into portfolios.