AIA Hong Kong's MDRT Membership Rises Sharply by 70%

15 August 2016

Company Maintains Top Ranking in Hong Kong and Macau for the 16th Consecutive Year

AIA Hong Kong and Macau today announced the Company has the greatest number of financial planners who have earned Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) membership in both territories for 16 consecutive years. The insurer is also ranked third both globally and in the Asian region. As of 1 August 2016, AIA has a total of 2,648 financial planners in Hong Kong and Macau who are MDRT qualifiers, a dramatic increase of 68% as compared with 1,569 in 2015.
MDRT is internationally recognised as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. Its members are required to achieve a certain level of business performance, and demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and exceptional client service.
Mr. Jacky Chan, Chief Executive Officer of AIA Hong Kong & Macau, said, “AIA has been committed to helping customers meet their protection and savings needs since beginning our operations in Hong Kong in 1931. As ‘The Real Life Company', we fulfil our brand promise through our commitment to the economy and community of Hong Kong. Following the launch of the game changing wellness programme ‘AIA Vitality' last year to advocate healthy living, AIA is pioneering the market again by presenting ‘AIA Vitality Weekly Challenge'. By offering spectacular incentives, this initiative encourages healthy, active lifestyles and invites customers to celebrate AIA Hong Kong's 85th anniversary with us. We look forward to having all AIA customers in Hong Kong and Macau join the results-proven wellness programme that is ‘AIA Vitality' as it will help them live healthier while earning exclusive rewards along the way.”
AIA boasts a large team of financial planners in Hong Kong and Macau with over 12,000 financial planners. One of every five financial planners is an MDRT member. The Company has invested considerable resources to develop an elite financial planning team. In 2011, AIA Hong Kong established the industry-first AIA Premier Academy to attract outstanding young talent with the aim of helping financial planners achieve MDRT membership and become insurance professionals.
At the Group level, AIA is the world's No.1 MDRT company for the second consecutive year and also the only company in the world to have achieved the largest number of members for two consecutive years. A total of 5,687 AIA agents and agency leaders registered as MDRT members by 1 August 2016, representing an increase of over 47 per cent in members of this elite group from 2015.
AIA Hong Kong and Macau's MDRT membership rises sharply by 70%. The Company maintains its top ranking in Hong Kong and Macau for the 16th consecutive year and places third both globally and in the Asian region.
About AIA Hong Kong and AIA Macau
AIA Hong Kong and AIA Macau are subsidiaries of AIA Group Limited. AIA Group Limited established its operations in Hong Kong in 1931. We have approximately 12,000 financial planners*, as well as an extensive network of brokerage and bancassurance partners who serve more than 1.8 million customers*. Our products range from individual life, group life, accident, medical and health, personal lines insurance to investment-linked products with numerous investment options. We are also dedicated to providing superb product solutions to meet the financial needs of high net worth customers.
* As of February 2016
About AIA
AIA Group Limited 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 in Asia-Pacific – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Macau, Brunei, a 97 per cent subsidiary in Sri Lanka, a 49 per cent joint venture in India and representative offices in Myanmar and Cambodia.
The business that is now AIA was first established in Shanghai almost a century ago. It is a market leader in the Asia-Pacific region (ex-Japan) based on life insurance premiums and holds leading positions across the majority of its markets. It had total assets of US$181 billion as of 31 May 2016.
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-Pacific, AIA serves the holders of more than 29 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.
AIA Group Limited 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”).
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“AIA Hong Kong” or “the Company” herein refers to AIA International Limited (Incorporated in Bermuda with limited liability).