Ping An 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 …

Ping An’s OneConnect Raises $312 Million in Expanded U.S. IPO

China-based cloud fintech platform OneConnect Financial Technology Co. expanded its U.S. initial public offering to raise $312 million, partly reversing cuts to its share-sale plans disclosed one day ago. The company, one of several Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. businesses …

IPO for Ping An’s OneConnect Cut in Half

China-based cloud fintech platform OneConnect Financial Technology Co. cut its planned U.S. initial public offering set for Thursday by almost half. The company, one of several Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. businesses backed by SoftBank Group Corp., said in a …

Ping An’s Technology Unit OneConnect Reduces Offering in U.S. IPO

Ping An Insurance’s OneConnect Financial Technology launched a U.S. initial public offering (IPO) of up to $504 million on Tuesday, reducing both its target offering size and valuation. The unit of China’s biggest insurer by market value, Ping An Insurance …

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 …

China’s Ping An Insurance to Spend $22B on Tech, From AI to Blockchain

Ping An Insurance wants to be valued more like a technology company. Its executives have yet to convince investors their planned $22 billion spend on everything from artificial intelligence to blockchain will work. While Ping An (Group) Co.’s Hong Kong-traded …

Regulatory Issues Causing Ping An-Backed Lufax to Exit P2P Lending: Reuters

Lufax, one of China’s largest online wealth management platforms that is backed by financial giant Ping An Insurance, plans to exit its once-core peer-to-peer lending (P2P) business, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The move by …

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 …