Ping An News

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 …

China’s Ping An Invests $47M in German Fintech Incubator Finleap

Ping An Insurance Group Co., China’s biggest insurer by market value, led investors in injecting 41.5 million euros ($47 million) into Germany’s Finleap GmbH in its latest round of funding. The Chinese behemoth’s $1 billion-Global Voyager Fund led the investment …

China’s Biggest Insurer, Ping An, Plans $2B IPO of Health Tech Unit

Ping An Insurance Group Co., China’s biggest insurer by market value, is planning a Hong Kong initial public offering of its health-care technology unit that could raise about $2 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said. A listing of …

Insurance Data for Sale in China – Despite Strict Data Protection Laws

When William Zhang’s car insurance was about to expire in March, he didn’t need to look far for renewal options. In the two months before the policy was up Zhang received calls almost daily from insurers trying to sell him …

China’s Ping An Insurance Profits Rise 34% in First Half, Biggest in 10 Years

Ping An Insurance Group Co of China , the country’s largest insurer by market value, on Tuesday reported its biggest half-yearly profit in at least a decade on robust customer growth. The results underline strength in Ping An’s business versus …

China’s Tech-Focused Insurer Ping An May Be Poised for Major Asian Growth Leap

China’s Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. has 23,000 research staff, 500 big-data scientists and spends billions of dollars a year on R&D. Last year, it attracted 46 million new customers, equivalent to the population of Spain — almost all of …

Ping An Eyes Bid For Prudential’s Asia Business, in Biggest Outward M&A: Sources

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. is considering buying Prudential Plc’s Asia business, people familiar with the matter said, a deal that would reshape Asia’s booming insurance industry and mark the biggest-ever Chinese acquisition. Ping An has sounded out the Chinese …

China’s Ping An Plans $3B IPO of Financial Management Portal OneConnect: Sources

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co., China’s largest insurer by market value, is starting preparations for an initial public offering of its OneConnect financial management portal that could raise as much as $3 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said. …

SoftBank Plans $400M Investment in Ping An’s Health-Care Portal: Sources

SoftBank Group Corp. is nearing a deal to invest about $400 million in Ping An Insurance (Group) Co.’s health-care portal ahead of the Chinese company’s initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Ping An unit, known …