Anbang Insurance Group News

Q&A on China’s Takeover of Giant Anbang Insurance

The once-mighty Anbang Insurance Group Co. has been temporarily taken over by China’s regulators and its boss is facing prosecution on charges including fundraising fraud and embezzlement. Anbang’s meteoric rise was fueled by surging sales of high-yield products, which helped …

Blackstone Eyes Recapturing Anbang Insurance Assets Including Waldorf

Blackstone Group LP, which scored big four years ago when a company it owned sold New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel for a record-setting price to a little-known Chinese insurer, may soon get a chance to own the iconic landmark again. …

China Seeks to Broker Sale of a Stake in Anbang Insurance: Sources

China’s government, which has been probing alleged financial wrongdoing at Anbang Insurance Group Co., is seeking to broker the sale of a stake in the insurer, people with knowledge of the matter said. Central Huijin Investment Ltd., a unit of …

China’s Anbang & Conglomerate HNA Eyed Buying Stakes in Allianz: Sources

China’s Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd. and HNA Group Co. Ltd. separately considered buying stakes in German insurer Allianz SE as part of plans to create a global financial empire, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. The conglomerates …

China’s Move to Curb Overseas Deals Designed to Avoid Japan-Style Bust

President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser commissioned a study earlier this year to see how China could avoid the fate of Japan’s epic bust in the 1990s and decades of stagnation that followed. The report covered a wide range of …

Quick Selldown of Anbang’s Overseas Assets May Prove Difficult

As Anbang Insurance Group Co. comes under pressure to reverse a $10 billion-plus global deal spree, a quick selldown of assets may not be so easy. China is said to have asked the acquisitive insurer to sell its overseas assets, …

Chinese Government Asks Anbang Insurance to Sell Overseas Assets: Sources

When Anbang Insurance Group Co. agreed to buy New York’s iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel for $1.95 billion in 2014, the world took notice. It was a defining moment in the global rise of China Inc., a deal that would help …

China’s Graft-Buster Is Front Runner to Head Insurance Watchdog: Sources

China is likely to name a senior Communist Party graft-buster to oversee the insurance sector, people familiar with the matter said, a signal that the country’s ongoing crackdown on irregular business practices in the financial industry may be set to …

Chinese Banks Backing Away from Anbang Insurance

Pressure is building on Anbang Insurance Group Co. as Chinese banks distance themselves from the owner of New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel amid a wide-ranging government probe that landed Chairman Wu Xiaohui in police custody. Chinese authorities have asked lenders …

Anbang Insurance’s $30 Billion in Acquisitions Draw Scrutiny to Its Finances

Founded as a provincial auto insurer, Anbang Insurance burst from obscurity with a $2 billion bid for New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in 2014, casting the company and its ambitious chairman as flagbearers for a new breed of Chinese dealmakers. But …