Beacon International Group, Ltd.
Beacon International Group, Ltd. is a private company specializing in insurance and financial services media and related resources including the world’s leading media platforms: Business Insurance (USA), Commercial Risk (UK), Workers Comp Central (USA), Asia Insurance Review (serving Asia from Singapore), Middle East Insurance Review and Insurance Advocate (New York). Beacon has drawn top talent together into a new working formula that provides the highest level of carefully edited, wisely and reliably curated intelligence to the world’s insurance and risk management professionals, fulfilling the Company’s motto “Leadership for Leaders …since 1889”. This date refers to the birth of Beacon’s Insurance Advocate, believed to be the oldest continually published insurance medium in the United States, having been formed originally in 1853 and ten again in1889 and published continually ever since. Beacon produces television programming, directories, books and guides, as well. The media are all long established and have among the largest audience of “eyes” each month of any insurance business publishing group.
Asia Insurance Review (AIR)
As we approach 30 years in the business and our continued dedicated service to the region’s insurance industry, Asia Insurance Review (AIR) is still hailed as the “Must-read market leader”, and “the Voice of Asia”.
As the official media partner of all the leading industry events in Asia, including the East Asian Insurance Congress (EAIC), the Pacific Insurance Conference (PIC), Asian Actuarial Conference (AAC) and the Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC), while being the Permanent Observer of the ASEAN Insurance Congress, AIR still remains relevant and a powerhouse for regional content for the industry. In addition to our wide host of high-level conferences, including flagship events such as the India Rendezvous, CEO Summit, CFO Summit, China Rendezvous and the Takaful Rendezvous, AIR also seeks to engage market leaders and our clients through webinars and roundtables on topics of importance to our readers.
Together with its sister publication, Middle East Insurance Review (MEIR), AIR continues to be in a position of strength, as the only magazine globally reaching out to the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and the rest of the world in general. Our dedication to support the industry’s march towards excellence, utmost professionalism and growth continues to be our main focus.
Asia Advisers Network (AAN)
Asia Advisers Network (AAN) is a dedicated online platform meeting the information needs of advisers and agency leaders. AAN reports on the latest industry news, development and expert content from the best minds in the industry. This is done through multi-media channels to help advisers and agency leaders stay at the forefront of trends and thrive in the era of fintech and insurtech.
Launched by the region’s premier insurance publication Asia Insurance Review, AAN is part of its commitment and continuous efforts to serve the insurance industry in Asia.
AAN aims to help raise the bar of advisers and agency leaders, and also showcase the excellent work that they do.
Since 1916, LIMRA has helped insurance and financial services leaders identify best industry practices, offering forums for discussion and to hear experts weigh in on the critical issues facing the industry. Today, we support more than 700 members in 53 countries worldwide through our study groups, committees, and conferences. At our core, we are a research organisation, offering actionable, credible insight into insurance and retirement trends. From sales and distribution benchmarking and product utilisation to in-depth analysis of consumer behaviour, carrier and advisor use of social media and technology, and regulatory changes, LIMRA’s research programme continues to evolve and grow as our members’ needs change.
Through the knowledge attained from our research and analysis, we have developed comprehensive assessment and training programmes for financial professionals and field managers to help them achieve their business goals. Our solutions enable you to attract more top talent, evaluate and engage highpotential candidates, and boost sales effectiveness at all stages of the career. After 100 years, we are not resting on our past successes. Our research and training programmes continue to evolve to address the challenges that financial services leaders face today – using advances in technology and methodology to offer more in-depth analysis of market trends. Our mission is simple: to advance the financial services industry by empowering our members with knowledge, insights, connections, and solutions.
AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or the “Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. It has a presence in 18 markets in Asia- Pacific – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR(4), Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (China), Vietnam, Brunei, Macau SAR(5), New Zealand, and a 49 per cent joint venture in India.
The business that is now AIA was first established in Shanghai more than a century ago in 1919. It is a market leader in the Asia-Pacific region (ex-Japan) based on life insurance premiums and holds leading positions across the majority of its markets. It had total assets of US$291 billion as of 30 June 2020.
AIA meets the long-term savings and protection needs of individuals by offering a range of products and services including life insurance, accident and health insurance and savings plans. The Group also provides employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients. Through an extensive network of agents, partners and employees across Asia-Pacific, AIA serves the holders of more than 36 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.
AIA Group Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code “1299” with American Depositary Receipts (Level 1) traded on the over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: “AAGIY”).
About Allianz in Asia
Asia is one of the core growth regions for Allianz, characterized by a rich diversity of cultures, languages and customs. Allianz has been present in the region since 1910, when it first provided fire and marine insurance in the coastal cities of China. Today, Allianz is active in 14 markets in the region, offering its core businesses of property and casualty insurance, life, protection and health solutions, as well as asset management. With its more than 36,000 staff, Allianz serves the needs of more than 21 million customers in the region across multiple distribution channels and digital platforms.
The Union Assurance Brand
For over three decades, the trajectory of the Union Assurance brand has encompassed the concepts of ‘care’ in caring for and covering lives and ‘trust’ in winning the trust of Sri Lankans as a reliable brand that is transparent in its dealings, offering convenience to its customers, and being respectful towards its stakeholders.
Today the brand has evolved to inspire and support the Sri Lankan dream, centred on the slogan ‘Your life, Our strength.’ With an aspiration to empower people, the Union Assurance brand is positioned to ‘protect lifestyles,’ ensuring life is enjoyed to its fullest, despite any unforeseeable challenges; ‘protect relationships,’ by insuring lives and the future of loved ones against losses; and ‘protecting ambitions’ by supporting the dreams and goals of everyone who aspires to be the best version of themselves.