|Industry||Financial services, Life insurance|
|Area served||People's Republic of China|
|Key people||Chairman: Mr. Chen Dongsheng|
|Products||Life & Health insurance|
|Divisions||Taikang Asset Management|
|Subsidiaries||Taikang Property Investment Co., Ltd.
Taikang Pension Co., Ltd.
Taikang Life Insurance Company Limited is a Beijing-based, China-incorporated life insurance company, one of the largest in China, that offers services ranging from life insurance to asset management. It was founded in 1996 by CEO Chen Dongshen and has branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Hubei, Shandong, and Guangdong.
Taikang Life Insurance Co. Ltd. was founded in August 22, 1996, after approval from the People's Bank of China, as a national corporation headquartered in Beijing. Under the guidance of chairman and CEO Chen Dongsheng, Taikang Life Insurance has experienced steady growth from its inception.
From 2006 to 2007, Taikang created the two subsidiaries Taikang Asset Management Co. Ltd. and Taikang Pension Co. Ltd., the former being one of the largest investment corporations in Mainland China (winning the "21st century Gold Shell Prize" in investment performance for four consecutive years) and the latter being one of the first corporations to obtain government approval for the development of a retirement community. Taikang Property Investment Co. Ltd., which focuses on higher risk, opportunistic investments especially in conjunction with real estate and retirement community projects, was created in March of 2010. Taikang Life's premium revenue in 2010 totaled 86.8 billion yuan, representing a year-on-year increase of 29%, and after-tax profits totaled 2.1 billion yuan.
In 2011, Goldman Sachs acquired a 12.02% stake (102.48 million shares) in Taikang Life Insurance from AXA Life Ltd. Taikang Life is preparing for an initial public offering on both the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges, with an estimated value of $3 million to $4 million.