Keep the Flag Flying High - Mark Tucker

| 07 Jan 2019

The 4th Asia Trusted Life Agents and Advisers Awards is now open for submissions. Here's the Patron's message from Mr Mark Tucker, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings.

"As the Founding Patron of the Asia Trusted Life Agents and Advisers Awards, I am delighted to see that it has now built real momentum that recognises technological developments, expands to include Digital Agents and provides a dedicated interactive website: the Asia Advisers Network.

I am also proud to see how agents and advisers continue to serve the life business as the world moves rapidly into the digital age. This business is all about protecting individuals, their lives and assets. It is now increasingly focused on helping them to live longer and more healthily as well as protecting people in the event of death and losses. It is great to see agents and advisers embracing these changes with such dynamism.

The need for insurance has become even more pronounced as the complexity of risks continues to grow. So too has the need for the expertise of agents and advisers given the complexity of products and abundance of choice.

Agents and advisers, who build trusted relationships based on personal interaction and financial expertise over the years and across generations, play a unique role in ensuring maximum reach and appropriate coverage that closes the protection gap at an individual and societal level. It is interesting to note that in many cases, technological research and development is focused on augmenting the people-to-people skills of the best agents and advisers.

I believe the Awards has an important role to play in highlighting the contribution of agents and advisers to the insurance value chain and to society more broadly. I congratulate Asia Insurance Review and Asia Advisers Network for keeping the flag flying high."

For more information on the awards, click here. Submissions close on 12 April 2019 with judging day on 22 May.

The Awards gala dinner will be held on 18 July in conjunction with the inaugural Agency Innovation Conference co-organised by Asia Insurance Review, Asia Advisers Network, and LIMRA.

The 4th Asia Trusted Life Agents and Advisers Awards is organised by Asia Insurance Review and Asia Advisers Network, with co-organiser LIMRA and Strategic Partner AIA. 

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