Chinese regulator seizes insurer
Saturday, 02 24 2018, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: China
The Chinese government on Friday seized control of Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd and said its chairman had been prosecuted, dramatically illustrating Beijing’s willingness to curtail big-spending conglomerates as it cracks down on financial risk.
Anbang had violated laws and regulations which “may seriously endanger the solvency of the company,” the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) said in a statement announcing the seizure, without giving details.
The CIRC also said Anbang’s chairman and key shareholder, Wu Xiaohui, had been prosecuted for economic crimes. Wu was arrested in June as troubles mounted for one of China’s most aggressive buyers of overseas assets.
The Shanghai prosecutors office said in a statement Friday that Wu had recently been charged with fundraising fraud and abuse of his position, and that his case had been forwarded to the city’s intermediate court for prosecution.
Source: Insurance Journal