Rewarding excellence in an everchanging world
We have completed two years of an ongoing pandemic and by the looks of it, COVID is here to stay. That seems to be the lesson of 2022. Despite the challenges of the last couple of years, we have not seen any reduction in the passion, endurance and downright grit of the insurance industry. More so when it comes to agents and advisers. In fact, they continue to amaze us. Looking at the level of excellence, perseverance, empowerment and innovative ways in which agents continue to serve their clients, we should take our hats off to them for keeping the bar so high.
Asia Advisers Network (AAN) and Asia Insurance Review, together with co-organiser LIMRA and strategic partner AIA, are indeed proud and humbled to be able to continue the journey of rewarding the excellence of these soldiers of the industry. This is our 7th year of hosting the Asia Trusted Life Agents and Advisers Awards.
We are truly honoured to be a part of this journey. Agents and advisers remain an integral and indispensable part of the value chain.
These awards are an opportunity not only to endorse and reward excellence for deserving candidates, but also to raise standards and education for the industry as a whole. Aside from the agents, companies who work behind the scenes to enable agents to push beyond the limits are also recognised.
We would like to thank our esteemed panel of 26 judges, as well as independent auditor EY for their commitment to this cause, not to mention the supporting associations as well. I am most grateful to Mark Tucker, our patron for his foresight and support over the years.
We look forward to welcoming the entries this year. Stand tall, be counted and continue to live with passion!
Asia Insurance Review and Middle East Insurance Review
Recognising the immense contribution of agents and advisers
The past year has seen a continuation of many of the pandemic-related challenges faced across the world. Against this backdrop and a continued focus on both wellbeing and digitalisation, the vital role played by agents and advisers has once again been clearly demonstrated.
When we launched the 2020 edition of these prestigious awards, it was impossible to foresee how the next two years would play out. The pandemic is clearly not yet over; new variants have brought renewed health risks and led to tightened restrictions in many parts of the world. At the same time, we have made progress since we launched the 2021 edition of these awards. The successful rollout of vaccines has allowed economies to reopen and the economic recovery is well underway.
As a powerful source of long-term investment capital, trusted risk managers and pioneers in new products and technology, participants in our industry have played a critical role in supporting the global economic recovery.
As always, we are only as good as our people. To this end, I am delighted to say that agents and advisers have again raised the bar to new levels – helping our customers to navigate unfamiliar terrain and providing peace of mind in difficult times. Furthermore, they have continued to harness new digital products and services to provide the right coverage to meet our customers’ needs. In so doing, they have once again helped our communities to become stronger and our industry to grow.
My sincere thanks go to Asia Insurance Review and Asia Advisers Network for helping us celebrate the many achievements and contributions of all agents and advisers.
HSBC Holdings plc