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Life Insurance Company of the Year

Awarded for market leadership, product innovation, customer service and encouraging the growth of insurance as a core component of the financial landscape.

Who should win?
The winner must have demonstrated consistently high standards throughout the year in promoting both the image and the uptake of insurance – through product and service innovation and by demonstrating that it listens to customers.

Sponsor:

RGA

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA) is one of the largest global life and health reinsurance companies. With operations in 26 countries, we support our clients and partners around the world with innovative approaches and customized solutions.

  • We are the only global reinsurance company to focus primarily on life- and health-related reinsurance solutions.
  • Our core products and services include life reinsurance, living benefits reinsurance, group reinsurance, health reinsurance, financial solutions, facultative underwriting, and product development.
  • As of 31 December 2016, RGA had approximately $3.1 trillion of life reinsurance in force and assets of $53.1 billion.

www.rgare.com

General Insurance Company of the Year

Awarded for outstanding performance in the area of general insurance through product innovation, dealing with end-users and intermediaries and business growth.

Who should win?
The winner must have demonstrated soundness of strategy and implementation of its product offering throughout the year – meeting the needs of both intermediaries and end-users. It should have demonstrated that it listens to customers, develops new solutions and excels at risk management and claims management.

Sponsor:

AON Benfield

Aon Benfield, a division of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), is the world’s leading reinsurance intermediary and full-service capital advisor. We empower our clients to better understand, manage and transfer risk through innovative solutions and personalized access to all forms of global reinsurance capital across treaty, facultative and capital markets. As a trusted advocate, we deliver local reach to the world’s markets, an unparalleled investment in innovative analytics, including catastrophe management, actuarial and rating agency advisory. Through our professionals’ expertise and experience, we advise clients in making optimal capital choices that will empower results and improve operational effectiveness to the broadest portfolio of integrated capital solutions and services.

To learn how Aon Benfield helps empower results, please visit our website:

www.aonbenfield.com

Educational Service Provider of the Year

Awarded for market leadership, product innovation, customer service and encouraging the growth of insurance as a core component of the financial landscape.

Who should win?
The winner must offer a comprehensive suite of learning programmes covering the many diverse dis-ciplines within the insurance field – and must have delivered these programmes successfully to candi-dates of variable abilities.

Sponsor:

ANZIIF

Established in 1884, ANZIIF is the leading membership body and provider of education, training and professional development to the insurance and financial services industry in the Asia-Pacific region. With more than 16,000 members in over 50 countries and offices in Australia, New Zealand and China, ANZIIF’s mission is to lead, engage and support the industry through the promotion of professional standards.

Through its activities, ANZIIF supports members to achieve their career and corporate aspirations and contributes to the success of the insurance and financial services industry. ANZIIF partners with companies, government and nonprofit organisations to provide a range of services that support professional excellence to enhance the standards, reputation and success of the industry and improve community understanding of insurance and finance.

ANZIIF offers a range of education and professional development options including certificates and qualifications, Skills Units, short courses, Recognition of Prior Learning and professional development events, in addition to a Members’ Centre with access to more than 1,600 articles, videos, white papers and interactive activities. ANZIIF members are recognised for their professionalism and commitment to ongoing development and are identifiable by use of a post-nominal.

For further information visit www.anziif.com

Broker of the Year

Awarded for excellence and innovation in broking services offered to clients utilising methods and channels best suited to clients’ individual needs.

Who should win?
The winner must have demonstrated outstanding initiative and leadership qualities in the breadth and depth of its broking services, utilising both new and traditional delivery channels.

Sponsor:

Tokio Marine Insurance Group
In 1879, we were established as the first insurance company in Japan. Our network now spans across 38 countries, and we have never lost sight of conducting business with integrity, passion and quality. We are a leading multinational insurer with presence in all the major regional markets with a broad dis-tribution strategy utilising broker, agency, bank and direct channels. As a trusted brand, we pride our-selves in putting the customer at the heart of everything we do and our vision is shaped by looking beyond profit while delivering on our commitments to all stakeholders.

Tokio Marine in Asia
Tokio Marine Asia Pte Ltd is the regional headquarters, an intermediate holding company of Tokio Ma-rine Group and a sister company of Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance Co Ltd (Japan). We oversee 13 group companies within Asia-Pacific – in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Phil-ippines, Vietnam, India and Australia. This includes 8 general insurance companies and 5 life insurance companies, employing 8,500 employees across the region. In our commitment to expand the insurance business in the region, Tokio Marine Asia is proud to ex-clusively sponsor the “Broker of the Year” category for the 16th consecutive year at the 2018 Asia In-surance Industry Awards.

www.tokiomarine.com/asia

General Reinsurer of the Year

Awarded to the firm that demonstrates excellence across a wide range of general reinsurance activities, including the integrated use of technology, customer service, marketing and business development.

Who should win?
The winner must have demonstrated that it is responsive to the complex needs of cedants through product development and service enhancements, offering security to clients and acting as a partner with insurers.

Sponsor:

MSIG

For over 100 years, MSIG has been Asia’s leading general insurer with an extensive network in Asia – representation in every ASEAN country, Hong Kong, as well as Australia & New Zealand. With its wealth of experience and commitment to this region, MSIG leverages on its multi-channel distribution, strong partnerships with intermediaries, and extensive geographical network to offer a wide range of insurance solutions across personal and commercial lines. 4,600 dedicated employees across the region strive to go above and beyond to contribute to the development of a vibrant society, and help secure a sustainable future by bringing security and safety to its customers.

As a testimony of its commitment to the region, MSIG Singapore was awarded the “Gold” status in the travel insurance category at the 2017 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Awards, and named the “Insurer Claims Team of the Year” at the 2016 Claims Award Asia-Pacific. MSIG Thailand was awarded for “Outstanding Development” at the Prime Minister’s Insurance Awards by the Office of Insurance Commission in 2017. MSIG Malaysia also achieved a milestone when it was awarded “General Insurer of the Year” at the 2015 Asia Insurance Industry Awards.

In its efforts to support the (re)insurance industry in the region, MSIG is the proud sponsor of the “General Reinsurer of the Year” award for the 11th consecutive year at the 2018 Asia Insurance Industry Awards.

msig-asia.com

Life Reinsurer of the Year

Awarded to the firm that demonstrates excellence across a wide range of life reinsurance activities including the integrated use of technology, customer service, marketing and business development.

Who should win?
The winner must have demonstrated excellence across the spectrum of life reinsurance activities, working as a trusted partner with cedants, helping with product development and service enhancements.

Sponsor:

Muang Thai Life Assurance

Muang Thai Life Assurance Public Company Limited is one of the leading life insurance companies in Thailand known for its strength and security. It is committed to delivering professional and excellent services through multi-distribution channel, to meet the needs of every customer group. Muang Thai Life Assurance has set a goal to become a Digital Insurer by utilising digital systems to support all business processes, and to adapt to the rapid changes of consumer behavior in line with the Company’s core value.

It also emphasises CSR projects promoting education of youth, social and environmental quality, and cultural and religious aspects. The Company has received Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings by Fitch Ratings at BBB+ and AAA (tha), outlook stable (as of 9 December 2016); and by S&P Global Ratings at BBB+ and axA+ (Asean), outlook stable (as of 13 December 2016).

It has also received awards from prestigious institutions such as the Life Insurance Company of the Year 2014 from Asia Insurance Review and the Life Insurance Company with Outstanding Management 1st Place Award for 10 consecutive years (2006-2015), which has led to the company receiving three Honorary Awards for the Life Insurance Company with Outstanding Management (2008, 2011, 2015), as well as the award for Outstanding Promotion of Micro Insurance for three consecutive years (2013-2015) from the Office of Insurance Commission.

www.muangthai.co.th

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Awarded to the firm that demonstrates commitment to benefit the community through social, economic and environmental initiatives as a good corporate citizen.

Who should win?
The winner must have demonstrated socially responsible leadership in the market through a CSR-guided philosophy in its operations and through its engagement with the community.

Sponsor:

Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurancebased risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cyber crime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.

Swiss Re Asia

Swiss Re Asia Pte. Ltd., is a wholly-owned Swiss Re Group subsidiary. It is strongly capitalised in line with regulatory requirements and shares the same financial strength rating as major Swiss Re Group’s operating entities. Swiss Re Asia will continue to serve its clients and partners across the region through a network of offices, mirroring Swiss Re’s existing footprint in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore.

www.swissre.com

Innovation of the Year

Awarded for an innovative product or service that has helped improve insurance in Asia in a unique and scalable way.

Who should win?
The winning innovation should have a practical value in meeting the changing needs of the business or its customers or both and should be scalable.

Sponsor:

Medix

Established in 2006, Medix is a global and leading provider of innovative, high quality, medical management solutions. It has regional headquarters in London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Tel Aviv, and its client base exceeds 2 million members in over 90 countries. Medix offer its clients – primarily global health & life insurers, financial groups, large corporates and government institutions – significant value-added services in the world of healthcare. Medix’ team is comprised of 300 inhouse doctors alongside nurses and medical admin teams and a quality accredited global network of over 3,000 specialists and 1,500 leading hospitals.

Medix is proud to provide its customers with proven better medical outcomes while controlling medical cost inflation. For example, on a yearly average, Medix has changed the initial diagnosis in 20% of the cases and improved treatment in 43% of the cases. By doing so, Medix provides its customers with fast-track solutions to the right diagnosis and optimised treatment pathways. In 55% of the cases, medical cost savings were achieved by implementing objective quality medical care. This has led to a significant improvement in overall medical quality, efficiency and cost management.

Further, Medix also provides disease prevention management services, digital health solutions and medical governance services to insurers, large corporates and government institutions.

www.medix-global.com

Technology Initiative of the Year

Awarded for an innovative product or service that uses technology to meet a new or existing demand in the insurance sector.

Who should win?
The winning initiative should be an innovative application of technology that offers a solution to a problem or one which makes doing business easier within the insurance sector.

Sponsor:

Remark

ReMark is a global alternative distribution and consultancy company, providing end-to-end marketing and technology solutions for insurers, banks, financial institutions, associations and affinity groups.

ReMark designs and executes distribution programmes that establish and sustain brand loyalty, while increasing the lifetime value and profitability of each customer.

ReMark’s customer-driven marketing culture focuses on the entire customer journey, leveraging the rapid improvements in the quality, range and accessibility of data to identify not only those most likely to buy, but those most likely to pay and stay.

With extensive multi-channel expertise, ReMark enjoys considerable competitive advantage in: Data Analytics; Behavioural Insight; Product Innovation Distribution Strategy; Campaign Management; Thought Leadership and Creative Design and Development. The unique diversity and tenure of ReMark’s portfolio

provides access to the world’s most comprehensive set of experience data for Alternative Distribution channels, while expert analysis of real customer behaviour turns information into insight – powering proven marketing strategies which optimise pathways to purchase to ensure measurable relevancy to your most profitable customers.

www.remarkgroup.com

Digital Insurer of the Year

Awarded to the firm that has integrated digital solutions seamlessly into its business processes.

Who should win?
The winner should have grown its business by leveraging the many digital platforms available to it in terms of customer acquisition, customer retention, communications and back-office systems.

Sponsor:

DXC Technology

DXC Technology is the world’s leading independent, endto- end IT services company with US$25 bil-lion in annual revenues and nearly 6,000 clients in more than 70 countries. We help clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change by leading them on their digital transformations.

DXC Technology is the largest provider of core insurance systems with the world’s most comprehen-sive insurance software portfolio, leadership in insurance business processes services, and significant capabilities in Cloud, Security, Mobility, Analytics, IoT, and Applications Management. DXC has deep insurance industry expertise, with 40 years in the industry. We serve more than 1,900 insurance com-pany clients globally. In 2017, 90% of the insurance companies in the top 250 of the Fortune Global 500 are DXC clients.

DXC Technology enables insurers to build a digital future while simultaneously transforming their lega-cy businesses. By leveraging our unrivalled knowledge of legacy operations and technologies, we can help brokers, general agents and insurance companies grow digitally and transform their existing IT environment. We are proud to be the sponsor of the Digital Insurer award category.

For more information, visit www.dxc.technology

Woman Leader of the Year

Awarded to the leading executive whose actions best demonstrate the crucial contribution that women make to the future of the insurance industry in Asia.

Who should win?
The winner should have a public image that is in keeping with the future of a modern, inclusive indus-try and that has been built through manifestations of wisdom, courage and sound business sense.

Sponsor:

Aviva

Aviva provides life insurance, general insurance, health insurance and asset management to 33 million customers. In the UK, we are the leading insurer serving one in every four households and have strong businesses in selected markets in Europe, Asia and Canada. Our shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and we are a member of the FTSE100 index.

In Asia, Aviva operates in six markets including Singapore, China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Vietnam and India.

  • Aviva is a top tier insurer in Singapore and one of the biggest providers of employee benefits and healthcare insurance.
  • As at 31 December 2017, Aviva-COFCO ranked number 9 among 27 foreign life insurers in China in terms of APE, operating in 14 provinces with over 89 branches.
  • In Indonesia, Astra Aviva Life is an equal joint venture between Aviva and Astra International, one of Indonesia’s largest diversified conglomerates, to sell and distribute insurance products.
  • Aviva has had a presence in Hong Kong for more than 150 years. In January 2018, Aviva Life Insurance Company Limited, a digital insurance joint venture of Aviva, Hillhouse Capital and Tencent, received regulatory approval.
  • In Vietnam, Aviva launched Aviva Vietnam Life Insurance Company Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary, in August 2017.
  • Aviva partners in India with the Dabur Group, one of India’s oldest and most respected business houses and one of the largest producers of traditional healthcare products, and has a distribution network of over 100 branches and more than 15,000 financial planning advisers.

www.aviva.com

InsurTech of the Year

Awarded to the best insurance technology initiative from a start-up that drives new products and solutions, improves efficiency of processes and operations and enhances customer experience and satisfaction.

Who should win?
The winning application will use new solutions like wearables, connected devices, artificial intelligence, blockchain or data analytics to transform how consumers buy insurance, how policies are priced and how claims are made

Sponsor:

Munich RE

Munich Re stands for exceptional solution-based expertise, consistent risk management, financial stability and client proximity. This is how Munich Re creates value for clients, shareholders and staff.

In the financial year 2017, the Group – which combines primary insurance and reinsurance under one roof – achieved a profit of €0.4bn. It operates in all lines of insurance, with over 42,000 employees throughout the world. With premium income of around €32bn from reinsurance alone, it is one of the world’s leading reinsurers. Especially when clients require solutions for complex risks, Munich Re is a much sought-after risk carrier.

Its primary insurance operations are concentrated mainly in ERGO, one of the leading insurance groups in Germany and Europe. ERGO is represented in over 30 countries worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of insurances, provision products and services. In 2017, ERGO posted premium income of €17.5bn.

Munich Re’s global investments (excluding insurancerelated investments) amounting to €218bn are managed by MEAG, which also makes its competence available to private and institutional investors outside the Group.

www.munichre.com

Corporate Risk Manager of the Year

Awarded to the individual who has effectively enhanced his/her organisation’s risk management and/or contributed to the promotion of risk management in Asia.

Who should win?
The winner should demonstrate how risk management has made a tangible difference to his/her organisation’s operations and/or balance sheet.

Sponsor:

AIG

For nearly one hundred years, our organization has faced and managed complex risks; and provided the risk expertise and financial strength that empowers clients in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. Today, our organization is evolving to better meet our clients’ needs.

We’re simplifying our structure so that we work more closely with clients, provide greater transparency, and deliver value faster and more efficiently. We’re becoming leaner, more focused, and more profitable. We recognize the constant need for change, and we’re up to the challenge.

The world is changing faster than ever. What was true yesterday may not be true tomorrow. But with AIG’s risk expertise, you’ll be more prepared, with less fear for the future. We’re ready to help you seize new opportunities.

www.aig.com

Reinsurance Broking Initiative of the Year

Awarded for an innovation in reinsurance broking initiative that has added value to the reinsurance process and expanded the horizon of the business.

Who should win?
The winning initiative should have shown creativity and innovation in placing a difficult risk in the market offering a practical solution to a problem or one which makes doing business easier within the rein-surance sector.

Personality of the Year

Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the insurance sector: an ambassador for the industry who also serves as a role model for new entrants.

Who should win?
The winner must have demonstrated outstanding business skills coupled with mature people skills that encompass inclusive values that boost the image of the insurance industry.

Service Provider of the Year

Awarded to the firm that demonstrates dedication in looking after its customer base while maintaining healthy margins.

Who should win?
The winner must have demonstrated that it can provide excellent service across the spectrum of its offering, setting the standard for others to match without compromising the profitability of its business.

Young Leader of the Year

Awarded to the insurance executive below 40 years of age who has shown outstanding leadership qualities while contributing to the advancement of the insurance industry in Asia.

Who should win?
The winner should demonstrate industry expertise and used it to further the cause of insurance.

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