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Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1.2 trillion of assets under management as of March 31, 2017, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The diverse and talented employees of Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential's iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century.

The Prudential Insurance Company of America (PICA) and Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company (PRIAC), both wholly owned subsidiaries of PFI, are leading the way in helping all types of defined benefit plans in the United States create a clear path to pension de-risking, regardless of their plan size or funded status. As the largest manager of U.S. pension buy-outs, PICA's and PRIAC's risk transfer solutions combine its core strengths in retirement, insurance and asset management. In addition, PRIAC provides longevity reinsurance to insurers in the United Kingdom. These strategies transfer longevity risk to PRIAC in exchange for reinsurance premiums, and deliver the flexibility U.K. insurers need, along with the added security their clients demand. For its innovative work in the $27 billion BT Pension Scheme transaction, and its continued support in this important growth area for the pension industry, PFI has been named “Reinsurer of the Year” for the past three consecutive years (2014-2016).


The Society of Actuaries (SOA) is a global professional actuarial organization, with more than 28,000 members in 84 countries.

A credential from the SOA is well respected, highly portable (between both employers and countries) and recognized by regulatory bodies around the globe. The SOA offers rigorous education pathways covering all areas of actuarial practice, including Corporate Finance and Enterprise Risk Management, General Insurance, Group and Health, Individual Life and Annuities, Quantitative Finance and Investment and Retirement Benefits. Our distinguished credentials, Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) and Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA) demonstrate a mastery of risk management and analytic skills.

The SOA is recognized the world over for the strength of our credentials, the rigor of our education, the reach of our network, the quality of our research and the work we do to advance the interests of actuarial professionals around the globe.

For more information, please visit SOA.org.


Established in October 1962 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange in November 1964, Cathay Life Insurance Co., Ltd. ranks number one in the industry in terms of both total premium income and total assets. In 2016, we recorded US$20.68 billion in total premium income and US$170.82 billion in assets. With more than 8 million customers, one-third of population in Taiwan, we are not only a premium brand in the minds of consumers, but we have also won the recognition of professional institutions at home and abroad.

Our efforts are well-recognized by professional institutions. In Taiwan, we were recognized in the "Taiwan Insurance Excellence Award," the highest honor in the insurance industry by being a six-time consecutive winner and recipient of the highest number of medals. Globally, we were included in the Global 500 list selected by Fortune Magazine, the only financial institution in Taiwan to have achieved this honor.

Cathay Life is dedicated to investing in Corporate Sustainability (CS), including environmental, social and corporate governance issues. We were not only domestically awarded Taiwan Corporate Social Award but also globally incorporated into Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) due to the complete, long-term contribution.

Cathay Life embraces a vision of leading financial institution in the Asia-Pacific region. We were humble to reach a number of achievements along with our customers in the past. Looking forward, Cathay Life will continue to improve the scale of corporate sustainability, secure the leading position in Taiwan insurance industry, and firmly develop advanced global business strategies.




Invesco is an independent investment management firm dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life. With over 6,800 employees worldwide, Invesco manages over US$850 billion of assets under management around the globe, serving clients in more than 120 countries (as of June 30, 2017). Invesco was established in December 1935 under the laws of England and Wales. Operating in more than 20 countries, the firm is currently listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ.

Having been here since 1962, Invesco is one of the most experienced investment managers in Asia. Today, Invesco has a comprehensive presence in the Asia Pacific region with offices in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Invesco has also established presence in Mainland China via a joint venture operation.










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