AIA Group News

Equity Volatility Is Most Significant Risk for Investors: AIA Group CIO

Heightened equity market volatility extending beyond the U.S. presidential election is the most significant risk for investors, AIA Group’s chief investment officer said on Tuesday. Mark Konyn, group CIO at the insurance and securities firm in Hong Kong, told the …

China’s Insurance Giant Ping An Increasingly Focuses on ‘Technology Plus Finance’

Just 31 years after it was founded in China’s southern city of Shenzhen, Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. has grown into the world’s second-largest insurer by market value after Berkshire Hathaway Inc.—more valuable than Allianz SE and AIA Group Ltd. …

Hong Kong Insurance Market Attracts Mainland Chinese Seeking Lucrative Pay

May Zhang, a 28-year-old from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Oxford, but now makes her living selling insurance in Hong Kong. Drawn by lucrative pay, Zhang is part of …

Foreign Insurers Benefit as China Tightens Rules on Local Firms

When Zhang Xixi, a 25-year-old staffer at an online financial company in China’s southern province of Guangdong, decided last year to buy personal insurance for the first time, he was swamped with options. Local insurers rushed to offer him products …

AIA Buys Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Life Insurance Business for A$3.8B

AIA Group Ltd. agreed to buy Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s life insurance business for A$3.8 billion (more than $3 billion), in its most ambitious foray beyond the Hong Kong-based company’s core markets in Asia. AIA will team up with Commonwealth …

AIA and Zurich Make Separate Bids for Australian Insurance Businesses: Reuters

Hong Kong-based insurance giant AIA Group Ltd. has shown interest in buying Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s insurance business, which is likely to be valued at about $4 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said. Separately, Zurich Insurance Group AG …

Malaysia Eyes Tougher Enforcement of Cap on Foreign Ownership: Sources

Malaysia is weighing tougher enforcement of a cap on foreign ownership of insurers as it seeks to boost local participation in the industry, people with knowledge of the matter said. The central bank is considering more strictly applying an existing …

ANZ’s Life Unit Attracts Interest from Suitors in Japan & Hong Kong: Sources

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group’s sale of its life insurance and wealth business, which has been valued at $3.33 billion by the bank, is attracting interest from Japan’s Meiji Yasuda and Hong Kong-based AIA Group, according to people familiar …

AIA 2015 Net Income Drops 22% on Weak Asian Currencies, Market Volatility

AIA Group Ltd., the third-largest Asia-based insurer by market value, posted a 22 percent decline in full-year profit as weaker regional currencies and stock-market gyrations detracted from business growth. The insurance company announced an unexpected 50 percent increase in its …

Allianz, AXA & Sompo to Distribute Products Across Asia via CIMB Bank Branches

Allianz SE, AXA SA and Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings Inc. made final bids for the rights to distribute their general insurance products through CIMB Group Holdings Bhd.’s branches across Asia, people with knowledge of the matter said. CIMB could fetch …