Prudential has a long history in Asia, having maintained a presence in the region for over 90 years.
Prudential has a long history in Asia, having maintained a presence in the region for over ninety years. In 1923, Prudential launched its first overseas life operation in Calcutta, India. General Insurance agencies were appointed throughout the Commonwealth during 1920s, and our insurance business expanded soon after in Malaysia (1924), Singapore (1931) and Hong Kong (1964).
In 1994, Prudential Corporation Asia, our Asia Regional Head Office, was established in Hong Kong to expand our operations beyond Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Today, we are one of Asia's leading life insurers and one of the region's largest asset management companies.
With our significant portfolio of businesses, multi-channel distribution capabilities, strong strategic partnerships, customer-centric products and services, and considerable brand equity, Prudential maintains an unrivalled position for continued growth in Asia.
First overseas operation, established in Calcutta, India
Prudential Assurance launched in Malaysia
Prudential Assurance launched in Singapore
Prudential Assurance launched in Hong Kong
Prudential Corporation Asia, Regional Headquarters, established in Hong Kong
Fund management operation launched in Singapore
Life Insurance operation launched in Indonesia
Life Insurance operation launched in Thailand
Entry into the Philippines' life insurance industry
Mutual fund business launched in India via a joint venture with ICICI bank
Entry into Taiwan's life insurance industry
Prudential becomes the first Europe-based life insurer to enter Vietnam
Fund management operation launched in Japan
Joint venture with Bank of China International for Hong Kong's mutual funds market and Mandatory Provident
Prudential becomes the first U.K. life insurer to enter the Mainland China market, via a joint venture with CITIC
Joint venture with ICICI bank for India's life insurance market
Entry into Taiwan's fund management industry
Life Insurance operation launched in Japan
Fund management operation launched in Malaysia
Life Insurance operation launched in Korea
Entry into Korea's fund management industry
Fund management operation launched in Vietnam
Further expansion in Mainland China through a fund management joint venture with CITIC Group
Prudential Property Investment Management(PRUPIM)launched in Singapore
Fund management operation launched in Dubai
Entry into Malaysia's Shariah-compliant Takaful industry via a joint venture with Bank Simpanan Nasional
Consumer finance business launched in Vietnam
Fund management operations extended into Hong Kong's retail mutual funds market
Prudential Al-Wara' Asset Management launched in Malaysia
Prudential plc is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Singapore Exchange
Prudence Foundation established.
Prudential's Asia fund management business rebranded as Eastspring Investments
Asset Management operation launched in Indonesia
Institutional business expands footprint to the United States
Life insurance operations launched in Cambodia
Eastspring Investments expands to Europe with an operation in Luxembourg
Eastspring Investments opens office in the United Kingdom
Life insurance operations commenced in Laos.