AIA is back for another attempt at a Hong Kong listing

The pan-Asian life insurance company may seek to raise about $15 billion in Hong Kong's second largest IPO this year.

It’s clearly been a busy summer for AIA Group. In less than four months the company has managed to shake off the bad vibes that lingered after UK’s Prudential withdrew its bid to acquire the entire company from American International Group and has repositioned itself for a listing in Hong Kong instead. And not just any listing the rumoured size of around $15 billion will make it the second largest IPO in Hong Kong this year and the third largest ever. 

The initial public offering comes sooner than most bankers and market participants thought was realistic when the trade sale collapsed in early June, especially since the company has replaced both its CEO...

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