Top 5 stories in July 2019

| 02 Aug 2019

What got our readers' attention in the month of July? Get up to speed here and be sure share this with your fellow practitioners. Good things must share.

1) AIA Platinum Wealth Elite: Powered by world-class institutional investors


With the launch of AIA Platinum Wealth Elite in Singapore, AIA's customers will for the first time have direct access to AIA Funds Platform, which will be managed and overseen by AIA Investments and powered by world-class institutional investors including AIA, Baillie Gifford, Wellington Management, and BlackRock.

These are institutional fund managers that are not readily available to individual customers.


2) 13 winners from six markets crowned at 4th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards

Thirteen winners from six markets were honoured at the 4th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards presentation ceremony dinner held in Bangkok on 18 July 2019. The deserving winners edged out some 400 nominations from 15 markets.

Winners emerged from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, and came from leading insurance companies including AIA, AXA, Cathay Life, Sun Life, and Muang Thai Life.


3) Singtel partners NTUC Income to bundle prepaid data plan and mobile remittance service with personal insurance

Communications technology group Singtel makes first foray into the insurance market. Its prepaid data plan and Dash mobile remittance service will come with personal insurance coverage, provided by NTUC Income and premiums paid for by Singtel.


4) Singtel launches wellness platform, StepUp, with AIA


Asia's leading communications technology group Singtel has partnered AIA to unveil StepUp, a wellness platform that allows customers to earn local mobile data with every step they take.

StepUp is available to Singtel postpaid customers on My Singtel app and will also offer lifestyle rewards from AIA and other partners, as well as content relating to wellness, fitness and nutrition, to encourage Singaporeans to lead more active lifestyles.

By completing the target number of steps, individuals who are AIA Vitality members as well as Singtel customers will be able to redeem rewards from both the platforms.

5) Multi-channel distribution is about respecting the customer's choice - Manulife Vietnam Chief Partnership Distribution Officer


Koh Hoe Shin, Chief Partnership Distribution Officer, Manulife Vietnam, sits down for a candid chat on the importance of multi-channel approach, the expected growth of bancassurance in Vietnam, successful partnerships and his views on fees and renewals of partnerships.



Embrace, Evolve, Excel - MDRT Day Singapore 2019

From 1,600 attendees at the inaugural event last year to some 2,000 attendees this year, MDRT Day Singapore 2019 was truly back "bigger and better" as described by Fuji Yeo, Chair of the organising committee.

Find out what speakers had to say about achieving MDRT and breakthroughs. Asia Advisers Network is official media partner of MDRT Day Singapore 2019.


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