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Laurence Pountney Hill

London, EC4R 0HH

United Kingdom

Phone: 44 20 7220 7588


Prudential plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides retail financial products and services, and asset management services to individuals and businesses in Asia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The company serves approximately 24 million insurance customers. Business Units The company is structured around four main business units: Prudential Corporation Asia (incorporating the asset management business, Eastspring Investments), Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Jackson), Prudential U.K. insurance operations, and M&G. Prudential Corporation Asia has operations in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and other Asian countries. Its core business is health, protection, either attached to a life policy or on a standalone basis, other life insurance (including participating business) and mutual funds. It also provides selected personal lines property and casualty insurance, group insurance, institutional fund management and consumer finance (Vietnam only). The product range offered is modified to suit the individual country markets. Insurance products are distributed mainly through an agency sales force together with selected banks, while the majority of mutual funds are sold through banks and brokers. The life insurance operation in China is a 50 per cent equity joint venture with CITIC; in India Prudential has a 26 per cent equity stake in a joint venture with ICICI; and in Malaysia its Takaful business is a 70 per cent equity joint venture with Bank Simpanan Nasional. In the fund management business in India, Prudential holds a 49 per cent equity stake in a joint venture with ICICI, in China it has a 49 per cent equity stake in a joint venture with CITIC, and in Hong Kong it has a 36 per cent equity stake in a joint venture with Bank of China International. As of December 31, 2012, Prudential Corporation Asia had 13 million insurance customers with life and fund management operations in 12 markets; distribution relationships with approximately 77 institutions across Asia, including Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and joint venture partners ICICI in India and CITIC in China; a network of tied agents in Asia; and has operations in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam. In the United States, the company offers a range of products through Jackson, including fixed annuities (fixed interest annuities, fixed index and immediate annuities), variable annuities and institutional products (including guaranteed investment contracts and funding agreements). Jackson distributes these products through independent insurance agents; independent broker-dealers; regional broker-dealers; wirehouses; registered investment advisers; and banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. Jackson also offers fee-based separately managed accounts and investment products through Curian Capital, LLC, which is Jackson's registered investment adviser. Asian Business Products The life insurance products offered by Prudential in Asia include with-profits (participating) and non-participating term, whole life and endowment and unit-linked policies often combined with protection riders and with regular premium payments. The company also offers health, disablement, critical illness and accident cover to supplement its core life products. Non-participating products offer savings with protection where the benefits are guaranteed or determined by a set of defined market-related parameters. Accident and health products provide mortality or morbidity benefits and include health, disablement, critical illness and accident cover. These products are offered as supplements to main life policies, and can also be sold separately. As of December 31, 2012, the company offered unit-linked products in all markets except Thailand and Vietnam. In Malaysia and Indonesia, the company also offers life insurance policies that are constructed to comply with Islamic principles otherwise known as Takaful. The company supports a range of corporate social responsibility activities across Asia, with a focus on providing disaster relief, promoting financial litera


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