LONDON, Aug 9- The bulk annuity market in Britain was worth nearly 5 billion pounds in the first half and may top 10 billion this year for the third year in a row, consultant Hymans Robertson said on Wednesday. Companies such as Tata Steel UK have also found their huge pension liabilities have hampered merger plans. Scottish Widows, part of Lloyds Banking Group, and...
July 20- Life insurer Prudential Financial Inc said on Thursday it would reorganize its U.S. businesses, bringing the units down to three from five. The three businesses will be called individual solutions, workplace solutions and investment management. The individual solutions unit will include the annuities and individual life insurance businesses, and...
*Keith Skeoch says may sell 16.1 bln stg annuity book. LONDON, June 13- Standard Life would sell its 16.1 billion pound annuity portfolio but has no plans to exit the insurance business altogether after it merges with Aberdeen Asset Management, Chief Executive Keith Skeoch said. With the boss of Standard Life's insurance business set to lose his seat on the board...
NEW YORK, June 6- Jackson National, the largest U.S. provider of variable annuities, said in a filing on Tuesday it plans to remove Pimco's Total Return Bond investment strategy from Jackson National's product line-up and assign management of the $3.5 billion in that fund offering to Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine Capital. The move would end Jackson National's...
May 24- CF Corp, a blank check company founded by veteran dealmaker Chinh Chu, said on Wednesday it would buy U.S. annuities and life insurer Fidelity& Guaranty Life in an all-cash deal valued at about $1.84 billion. The deal comes a little over a month after FGL terminated its agreement to be acquired by China's Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd for $1.6 billion.
*$1.6 bln deal had failed to secure required U.S. approvals. SHANGHAI, April 18- U.S. annuities and life insurer Fidelity& Guaranty Life said on Tuesday it has terminated its agreement to be acquired by Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd, becoming the latest deal involving the Chinese insurer to have fallen through in recent years. China's non-financial outbound...
SHANGHAI, April 18- Fidelity& Guaranty Life, a U.S. annuities and life insurer, said on Tuesday it has terminated its agreement to be acquired by China's Anbang Insurance group. Reuters reported earlier that the Chinese insurer would let its agreement to acquire FGL for $1.6 billion lapse after failing to secure all the necessary regulatory approvals.
April 16- China's Anbang Insurance Group will let its agreement to acquire U.S. annuities and life insurer Fidelity& Guaranty Life for $1.6 billion lapse, after failing to secure all the necessary regulatory approvals, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. While Anbang's FGL acquisition had received clearance from the Committee on Foreign...
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