Our History

Origins

Prudential has a long history in Asia, having maintained a presence in the region for over eighty 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).

Expansion

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.

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2013

Prudential extends its life insurance footprint to Cambodia

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2012

Institutional business expands footprint to the United States

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2012

Asset Management operation launched in Indonesia

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2012

Prudential's Asia fund management business rebranded as Eastspring Investments

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2010

Prudential plc is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Singapore Exchange

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2009

Prudential Al-Wara' Asset Management launched in Malaysia

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2007

Fund management operations extended into Hong Kong's retail mutual funds market

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2007

Consumer finance business launched in Vietnam

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2006

Entry into Malaysia's Shariah-compliant Takaful industry via a joint venture with Bank Simpanan Nasional

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2006

Fund management operation launched in Dubai

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2006

Prudential Property Investment Management(PRUPIM)launched in Singapore

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2005

Further expansion in Mainland China through a fund management joint venture with CITIC Group

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2004

Fund management operation launched in Vietnam

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2002

Entry into Korea's fund management industry

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2001

Fund management operation launched in Malaysia

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2001

Fund management operation launched in Singapore

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2001

Life Insurance operation launched in Japan

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2001

Life Insurance operation launched in Korea

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2000

Entry into Taiwan's fund management industry

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2000

Joint venture with ICICI bank for India's life insurance market

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2000

Prudential becomes the first U.K. life insurer to enter the Mainland China market, via a joint venture with CITIC

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1999

Joint venture with Bank of China International for Hong Kong's mutual funds market and Mandatory Provident

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1999

Fund management operation launched in Japan

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1999

Prudential becomes the first Europe-based life insurer to enter Vietnam

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1999

Entry into Taiwan's life insurance industry

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1998

Mutual fund business launched in India via a joint venture with ICICI bank

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1996

Entry into the Philippines' life insurance industry

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1995

Life Insurance operation launched in Thailand

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1995

Life Insurance operation launched in Indonesia

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1994

Prudential Corporation Asia, Regional Headquarters, established in Hong Kong

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1964

Prudential Assurance launched in Hong Kong

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1931

Prudential Assurance launched in Singapore

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1924

Prudential Assurance launched in Malaysia

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1923

First overseas operation, established in Calcutta, India

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