(Via Business Insider) The Samsung Group’s heir apparent Jay Y Lee has been making some interesting financial moves, acquiring small stakes in two of the group’s financial companies, Samsung Life Insurance Co Ltd and Samsung Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Co Ltd. Analysts predict that these moves have been made in order to solidify Lee’s control of the company in the wake of his father’s hospitalisation in May of this year, owning these shares will allow him more direct influence over company affairs after his expected succession.

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