Symetra Financial Files for IPO

Symetra Financial Corp., a Bellevue, Wash.-based life insurance company, has filed for a $575 million IPO. It previously filed for a $750 million IPO in June 2007, but canceled the offering last year due to market conditions.

It plans to trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol SYA. Underwriters includ BoA Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital. Shareholders include Vestar Capital Partners, Och-Ziff Capital Management, Highfields Capital Management, Caxton Associates, White Mountains Insurance Group and Berkshire Hathaway.