February 16, 2019

NongHyup eyes insurance markets in China, SE Asia

PUBLISHED : March 11, 2018 - 17:10

UPDATED : March 11, 2018 - 17:10

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[THE INVSETOR] Nonghyup Financial Group said on March 11 that it is moving to enter the Chinese and Southeast Asian insurance markets as part of its effort to expand its presence abroad.

The financial arm of South Korea‘s National Agricultural Cooperative Federation said two of its affiliates, NongHyup Property & Casualty Insurance and NongHyup Life Insurance, will be stockholders in an insurance company that will be set up in cooperation with its strategic partner in the All-China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives.

NH Financial Chairman Kin Yong-han

ACFSMC aims to establish an insurance firm with 1.5 billion yuan (US$236.7 million) in capital, with NongHyup property insurance holding less than a 20 percent stake in the local company.

NongHyup Life Insurance plans to become a stockholder if the Chinese marketing cooperative launches a new life insurer down the line.

Besides the plans for China, NongHyup Financial said it is in talks with Agri Bank, Vietnam’s largest lender, to seek fresh opportunities in the country‘s insurance sector. This could involve the purchase of stakes in a Vietnamese insurer.

“The goal is to transfer NongHyup knowhow in insurance areas to these markets, while at the same time taking full advantage of local partners’ market channels that can ensure successful overseas operations,” NongHyup Financial‘s CEO Kim Yong-hwan said. 

By Lee Ji-yoon and news wires (

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