Prudential Hong Kong launches Hong Kong’s first Actuarial Scholarship Programme to help nurture young professionals in the financial services industry


(9 August 2011 - Hong Kong) Highly committed to giving back to the local community and contributing to the professional development of the insurance industry, The Prudential Assurance Company Limited, Hong Kong Branch ("Prudential Hong Kong") launched Hong Kong's first Actuarial Scholarship Programme to support undergraduates who study Actuarial Science in Hong Kong.

The Actuarial Scholarship aims to recognise the outstanding performance of talented students on Prudential Hong Kong's six-month internship programme, which was introduced in 2008 for university students who major in Actuarial Science.

The first scholarship of HK$50,000 under the Actuarial Scholarship Programme was awarded to Ms. Elsa Ko, a second-year student at The Chinese University of Hong Kong who performed the best and demonstrated a high understanding of the financial services industry during her internship with Prudential Hong Kong.

Ms. Kerry Rooks, Human Resources Director of Prudential Hong Kong, said, 'At Prudential, we are committed to nurturing and developing professionals in the financial services industry. To become the company of choice for staff and consultants, we are keen to provide the best training programmes and support to help them grow and achieve a career of success."

She added, "We are delighted that the internship program has been successful and effective in attracting talents for Prudential Hong Kong. With the introduction of the Actuarial Scholarship Programme, we hope to contribute to the development of the young elites in the financial services industry."

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Jenny Auw Yong

Senior Manager - Corporate Communications

The Prudential Assurance Company Limited

+852 2977 3722

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Kate Siu

Assistant Manager - Corporate Communications

The Prudential Assurance Company Limited

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