Prudential to boost investment in Asia

March 22 2018 by InsuranceAsia News Staff

Asia will figure prominently in the investment priorities of Prudential, according to Nic Nicandrou, chief executive of Prudential’s Asia operations.

The British insurer will boost its investments to develop its business and expand its investor base in the region.

According to Nicandrou, last year marked the eighth consecutive year of double-digit growth for the group’s business in Asia.

Hong Kong remains a key market, making the largest contribution to new business in the region last year, driven by technology and innovation as key enablers of the group’s growth strategy.

Over the next three years, Prudential is aiming to pour £300 million (US$421 million) annually into technology in Asia.

Nicandrou revealed that about 60% of new business is now submitted electronically. With the help of technology, an insurance policy can be issued in 30 minutes in China and within two hours in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia.

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