Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. News

China’s Ping An Reports Q1 Profit Drop of 42.7% on Coronavirus Business Disruption

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co of China Ltd, on Thursday reported a 42.7% drop in first-quarter profit, its biggest fall in quarterly profits in more than eight years, as the coronavirus outbreak disrupted its businesses. Ping An, the country’s largest …

China’s Ping An Insurance Says Coronavirus Outbreak Could Hit Business

Ping An Insurance Group Co. of China Ltd., China’s largest insurer by market value, said on Thursday that the coronavirus may have an impact on its business. Ping An’s comments on the virus were included in its annual results, where …

12 Chinese Insurers Co-Launch Coverage for Businesses Hit by Coronavirus

China’s southern province of Hainan has launched the first specially designed insurance product to cover losses incurred by businesses as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, the banking and insurance regulator said. The scheme has set aside …

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. …

Ping An Q3 Profit Jumps 50% on Higher Investment Returns, Bank Income

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co., China’s largest insurer by market value, said third-quarter profit jumped 50% thanks to higher investment returns and banking income. Net income rose to 31.9 billion yuan ($4.5 billion) in the three months ended Sept. 30 …

Geneva Association Elects 4 Board Members from Ping An, Prudential, PICC and Aviva

The Geneva Association, the global organization of insurance and reinsurance chief executive officers (CEOs), announced the election of four new board members. They are: Yuansiong Lee, co-CEO, Ping An Insurance Co. of China; Charles F. Lowrey, CEO, Prudential Financial; Jianmin …

Ping An’s Share Buyback Can’t Recapture Its 2017 Fintech Glory Days: Opinion

Sometimes, boring can be a good thing. Ping An Insurance (Group) Co.’s buyback looks like an attempt to recapture its 2017 glory days, when a series of exciting fintech initiatives turned the Chinese insurer into a must-have stock. As those …

Built on Organic Growth, S. African Insurer Discovery Now Weighs M&As

South African insurer Discovery could expand through acquisitions in the future but must first work out how its innovative fluctuating premiums, based on clients’ lifestyle behaviors, could be applied to more traditional businesses. Discovery has spent more than two decades …

Japan Insurers Eye China Acquisitions in Continuation of Overseas Deal Spree

Japanese insurance companies have spent more than $50 billion on acquisitions over the past five years to become the world’s second-largest buyer of insurance assets, and the deals spree won’t be slowing down any time soon. The cashed-up insurers are …

Finnish Software Firm Basware Confirms Takeover Bid, Backed by Investors Including Ping An

Finnish software maker Basware confirmed the unsolicited takeover approach it received was from payment-technology startup Tradeshift Holdings Inc. The indicative proposal came from San Francisco-based Tradeshift, Basware said in a statement Tuesday in response to a Bloomberg News report. The …