An unfavoured sector, unsettled markets and nearly three weeks of secondary market trading risk conspire to push pricing towards the bottom of the private equity firm’s expectations.
Is the private equity-owned group offering a compelling enough story to tempt investors back to a sector which has been on a downswing for well over a year?
The Hong Kong-listed company became the first Asian borrower to tap the dollar bond market in the wake of a US interest rate hike. It got a warm welcome from investors
The Canadian insurer is hiring data analysts, sealing partnerships and taking lessons from Chinese fintech firms in ways to embed itself into people’s lives.
The Canadian insurer has spent C$1 billion on M&A in Asia since 2012 – now its regional CEO sees the deals boosting ROE to double digits in three to five years.
A new breed of insurance firms has grown very big, very fast. Long a source of instability in the market, these firms can now be quite the opposite.
Tighter controls on capital outflows and scrutiny from other Chinese regulators mean tighter constraints on overseas expansion, experts tell S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Billionaire Richard Li's Hong Kong-based insurance group draws frenzied demand for its first perpetual bonds.
FWD’s CEO Huynh Thanh Phong talks about why he is buying the Japanese insurer from AIG and how it fits into the insurance platform he is building across Asia.
Asset Owner Intelligence will offer bespoke reports on Asia’s largest institutional investors, building on more than 15 years of award-winning institutional reporting.
China Oceanwide’s $2.7 billion bid for Genworth Financial continues a long line of Chinese and Japanese companies looking to snap up US insurers. Industry experts worry about regulatory snafus.
ACR’s sale to an arm of the Chinese government finally releases 3i from a troubled, decade-long investment and creates a more formidable competitor in the reinsurance market.
Sompo, a Japanese insurer, has been looking hard for acquisitions since last year. It has now found one.
India's largest life insurer completes the country's biggest flotation in six years.
More consolidiation could be on the way as life insurers cut M&A deals in a bid to compete with the dominant, state-owned player, say experts at S&P Global Market Intelligence.
US insurer ended 13 years of stock ownership in PICC’s property and casualty arm by executing its fourth block sale on Saturday.
Banks and insurance companies need to find suitable partners to service Asia’s underpenetrated insurance market, write Adam Hutchinson and Martijn Van de Wiel, EY.
Mainland firms are looking to diversify offshore as the renminbi depreciates, with the goal of helping wealthy Chinese individuals buy financial products in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong group has extracted a high price at a time when Chinese insurers and property firms are increasingly looking to diversify overseas.
JD Capital is the leading bidder, the latest sign of Chinese financial institutions looking to diversify overseas.