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 then again in 1889 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 high-potential 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 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, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (China), Vietnam, Brunei and Macau SAR(2), 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 $330bn as of 30 June 2021.
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 39m individual policies and over 16m participating members of group insurance schemes.
AIA 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”).
Union Assurance (UA) is one of the largest providers of life insurance solutions in Sri Lanka and is backed by the strength of John Keells Holdings, one of the largest conglomerates in the country.
UA offers a wide range of tailor-made insurance products and services that meet international standards. Its vision is to be the most sought-after provider of insurance solutions. In order to achieve its vision, UA constantly reviews its product portfolio to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. With over 85 locations and over 3,400 well-trained personal financial advisers and sales staff, UA customers are direct beneficiaries of its exceptional reach and institutional stability.
The company has maintained an impressive track record of financial performance throughout its 33-year history, which is attributed to the innovative and customised solutions and services it offers to its existing and potential life insurance customers. UA also takes the lead in investing in cutting-edge technologies and takes pride in nurturing people with structured training and development initiatives.
UA continues to garner national and regional recognition for its sustainability, corporate governance, financial reporting, HR practices and overall business operations.
Testament to its strong financial performance, UA became the only Sri Lankan company to make it to the ‘Forbes Best Under a Billion’ list in 2018 emerging from a list of 24,000 eligible companies in Asia, while also being recognised as the ‘Domestic Life Insurer of the Year’ at the Insurance Asia Awards in 2020.
An exceptional team of dedicated staff with an uncompromising dedication to excellence, a strong brand and an innovative product portfolio all combine to make UA a force within the insurance sector.
UA remains the trusted partner with whom its customers choose to work, and this partnership is its greatest achievement.