19 Jan 2016
Prudential plc Investor Conference
Prudential plc ("Prudential") is today holding a conference for investors and analysts in London.
Mike Wells, Group Chief Executive, will open the conference under the theme of ‘Delivering profitable growth’.
The conference presentations will cover Group strategy and performance, a detailed update on the Group Solvency II capital position and detailed insights on our operations in our three geographic markets: Asia, the US and the UK.
Commenting on the investor conference, Mike Wells said: "We are delighted to welcome investors and analysts to our investor conference in London.
“Prudential has three clear structural long-term growth opportunities across Asia, the US and the UK, driven by the increasing financial self-reliance of the middle classes. This important trend is creating growing demand for savings globally and specifically for health and protection in Asia.
“Our ability to execute on these opportunities and generate resilient profitable growth is underpinned by our consistent strategy, the scale and diversification of our global platform and the distinctive capabilities of our leadership positions across our three markets. Today’s conference will highlight these attributes, as well as underlining both the resilience and quality of our business model and our ongoing focus on initiatives to capture profitably the significant growth opportunities available to the Group.
“We are continuing to make good progress towards the 2017 financial objectives that we set in December 2013, despite a volatile market context that has persisted over this period. We remain confident that the Group will be able to continue to deliver high-quality products and services to both new and existing customers and strong, profitable growth for our shareholders.”
The conference presentations will be available on our website (www.prudential.co.uk/investors) on 19 January from 08.00 UK time. The keynote presentations by Prudential’s Group Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer will also be webcast live from 08.00 UK time via the following registration link (http://www.investis-live.com/prudential/567148f14731d0080030a6c4/ic15).
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About Prudential plc
Prudential plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales, and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world's leading financial services groups, serving around 25 million insurance customers. It has £505 billion of assets under management (as at 30 June 2015). Prudential plc is listed on stock exchanges in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. Prudential plc is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America.
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