Mack spoke on the APFF in conjunction with the 40th ASEAN Insurance Council Meeting/17th ASEAN Insurance Regulators’ Meeting in Brunei, November 26, 2014

The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Brunei convened the Asia-Pacific Financial Forum (APFF) at the Empire Hotel & Contry Club on November 26, 2014, in conjuction with the in conjunction with the 40th ASEAN Insurance Council (AIC) Meeting/the 17th ASEAN Insurance Regulators’ Meeting in Brunei.

ASEAN Insurance Council website
ASEAN Secretariat website


The forum was moderated by Mr J.C. Parrenas, ABAC Coordinator and Senior Advisor of Nomura Securities.
Mack served as the speaker for the first session and summarized the activities of the APFF Insurance and Retirement Income Work Stream, as well as identified regulation and accounting issues on promoting long term investment and longevity solutions by the insurance companies and pension funds.

APFF Insurance and Retirement Income Work Stream Overview Presentation
About APFF (2014-09-18)
APFF Interim Report Annex H Constraints on Promoting Long-Term Investment in the Asia-Pacific

The second session focused on capital market and operational issues when promoting long-term investment of the insurers and pension funds in the Asia-Pacific, with the following panelists.

  • Mr Marius Weehuizen, Director, Non-Bank Financial Institutions Coverage, ING Bank, Singapiore
  • Mr Brian Murray, Head of Economic Strategies, Investment Department, AIA Group
  • Mr Larry Greenwood, Senior Manging Director of Government Relations, MetLife, Tokyo


APFF: Platform for enhanced public-private collaboration (Borneo Bulletin 2014.11.27)
APFF brings regulation and accounting issues to fore (Borneo Bulletin 2014.11.27)
More insurance can help deal with ageing Asia-Pacific population (Brunei Times 2014.11.27)

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