The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited (, or , 第一生命保険株式会社 ) Dai-ichi Seimei Hoken Kabushiki-kaisha Dai-ichi Life for short, is the third-largest life insurer in Japan by revenue, behind Japan Post Insurance and Nippon Life.
Founded on September 15, 1902, Dai-Ichi was one of the oldest
mutual insurance companies in Japan until a motion to demutualise was passed in 2009 and, on April 1, 2010, it listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, raising 1.01 trillion yen. As of March 2013, it had the most assets of any listed company in Japan with a total of 33 trillion yen on its stand-alone balance sheet, more than twice the total assets of #2-ranked Tokyo Electric Power Company.
It was announced in October 2014 that Dai-ichi would raise
US$1 billion by issuing US-dollar-denominated subordinated bonds in overseas markets.
It is also the largest single shareholder of the
Tokyu Corporation, holding 6.35% of all issued stock.
As of March 30, 2006
Total assets - US$276,552 million
Policy reserves - US$227,524 million
Total capital - US$21,425 million
Solvency margin ratio - 1,095.5% Policies in force - US$2,085 billion
Policyholders - 8,646,469 History
1902 - Founded
1938 - head office is moved to its current
Yurakucho, Tokyo location. 1975 - first overseas representative office is established in
New York City. 1982 - first
European representative office is established in London. 1990 - investment in
Lincoln National Life Insurance Company marked the first time a Japanese company participated in capitalizing a leading U.S. insurer. 1993 - completion of the
DN Tower 21, a new head office building. 1995 -
Great Hanshin earthquake: simplification of claims settlement procedures. 1996 - establishment of the Dai-ichi Property and Casualty Insurance Co., Ltd.
1997 - establishment of Dai-ichi Life Research Institute Inc.
1999 - agreement on total business cooperation with the
Industrial Bank of Japan (now Mizuho Financial Group.) 2000 - agreement to form a comprehensive business alliance with
Sompo Japan Insurance and Aflac. 2002 - celebration of its 100th Anniversary.
2010 - Demutualization and stock listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
2011 - completes take over of ASX listed Tower Australia life insurance company, the wholly owned subsidiary is then renamed TAL
2015 - purchased Protective Life Corporation  References
"The World's Biggest Public Companies". forbes.com . Retrieved . 10 April 2018
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^ Dai-ichi Life to raise $1 billion via subordinated bond issue.
Reuters, 14 October 2014
"Protective Announces Completion of Acquisition By Dai-ichi Life". Protective . Retrieved . 10 November 2015
The Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company (in Japanese)
The Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company Annual Report (in English)