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 – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR(1), Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (China), Vietnam, Brunei, Macau SAR(2) and 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 Asia (ex-Japan) based on life insurance premiums and holds leading positions across the majority of its markets. It had total assets of US$326 billion as of 31 December 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, AIA serves the holders of more than 38 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
The Allianz Group is a global financial services provider with services predominantly in the insurance and asset management business. Over 100 million retail and corporate clients in more than 70 countries rely on our knowledge, global presence, financial strength and solidity. In fiscal year 2020 over 150,000 employees worldwide achieved total revenues of 140.5 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.8 billion euros. Allianz SE, the parent company, is headquartered in Munich, Germany.
Our strengths as a global business:
Allianz has been present in Asia since 1910, when we first provided fire and marine insurance in the coastal cities of China. Asia is the growth engine for the Allianz Group, characterized by a rich diversity of cultures, languages and customs. Today, Allianz is active in 16 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 22 million customers in the region across multiple distribution channels and digital platforms.
The Union Assurance Brand
Union Assurance, one of the oldest, private Life Insurance solutions providers in the country has been in the business of protecting lives, empowering people to achieve their dreams, and providing peace of mind to thousands of Sri Lankans since 1987.
Under the banner ‘Your life, Our strength,’ the company has nurtured the Sri Lankan dream in unique and personal ways to support our policyholders and the people they love. Union Assurance offers a range of Life Insurance solutions covering areas such as investment, protection, retirement, education, health, and employment designed to meet the needs of a wholesome life.
Anchored by a team of experienced and dynamic professionals, a strong capital base, and reinsurance partnerships with highly rated global reinsurers, Union Assurance ensures its tailor-made insurance products and services are of international standards.