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MS&AD’s re-entry into China life insurance poses challenge

Japanese firm was the dark horse in race to buy CBA’s stake in a Chinese life insurer. While it celebrates its surprise win, it will do well to remember clinching the deal is just the opening skirmish in a battle to crack the market.
May 23, 2018

Richard Li’s insurer FWD enters Japan

FWD’s CEO Huynh Thanh Phong talks about why he is buying a Japanese insurer from AIG and how it fits into the insurance platform he is building across Asia.
November 15, 2016

Dah Sing sale shows China’s insurance hunger

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.
June 03, 2016

China crackdown spooks some Dah Sing suitors

The Hong Kong bank has structured its bancassurance auction to attract the most suitors possible but China’s capital account crackdown has cooled some of their ardour.
March 16, 2016

Manulife pays $1.2b for DBS tie-up

The Canadian insurer fended off stiff competition for the bancassurance partnership from AIA, Prudential and the incumbent Aviva which called the price tag economically unviable.
April 08, 2015