Prudential Financial Planners take top awards at Financial Planning Awards

11/09/2006

(Hong Kong – 11 September 2006) The Prudential Assurance Company Limited ("Prudential") is the most awarded life insurance company at the 2006 SCMP / Institute of Financial Planners Awards. The company also announced that Johnny Chan, a Prudential insurance consultant and Certified Financial Planner, has outperformed the other contestants and is both the top performer in the client age 21-36 category and the Industry Winner for the insurance sector. He follows the previous year's strong performance from Michael Ho, another Financial Planner from Prudential who won of the same award last year. 

In addition to Johnny, two more Prudential Financial Planners, Joel Leung and Selina Lai have been recognized as the top performers for the client age 37-52 and 53 or above categories respectively. These two outstanding performances confirm Prudential's position as the most awarded insurer this year.

"Financial planning has been developing rapidly in Hong Kong in recent years. After listening to the needs of the community, Prudential set up the Academy of Financial Services two years ago to further enhance the quality of our financial planners and their advisory service. These awards are strong proof that the Academy is making a real difference to the quality of our agents and the service they offer. We believe the Academy of Financial Services offers our agents a real competitive edge and we will continue to invest in and develop it," Mr. Michael Leung, Chief Agency Officer of Prudential said. 

In the finale of the competition, Johnny Chan will compete for the"Best of the Best" trophy which will be awarded on 4 October. 

SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards is an annual competition organized by South China Morning Post and Institute of Financial Planners Awards that recognizes the top performing financial planners from the banking, insurance and the independent financial advisory industry sectors. The competition consists of 2 rounds of assessments on the participants' financial knowledge, professionalism and presentation skills with real-case financial planning solutions and presentations. 

Johnny Chan, Certified Financial Planner, of Prudential, runs top at SCMP / Institute of Financial Planners Awards this year as both the top runner of the client age 21-36 category and the Industry Winner of the insurance sector.

(Left) Joel Leung and Selina Lai, financial planners of Prudential are awarded as the top runner of client age 37-52 and 53 or above categories respectively.