The risk of banking on Medibank

The prospectus price range for Medibank looks reassuringly conservative, but things could change if its premium pool is hit by market turmoil.

The hoopla surrounding Medibank’s IPO, worth up to $5.51 billion, reached a crescendo today with finance minister Mathias Cormann’s release of the prospectus for the fast-tracked November float.

Attention has focused on the health insurer’s opportunity for cost cutting and potential for acquisitions to bump up market share.


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