The 6th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards, the region’s most prestigious awards recognising the best in financial advisory with an independently-audited judging process, are now open for nominations.
The awards are organised by Asia Advisers Network and Asia Insurance Review, with co-organiser LIMRA, strategic partner AIA and sponsors Allianz and Union Assurance. The esteemed judging panel this year consists of some 30 CEOs, senior executives, association presidents and subject matter experts drawn from Asia and beyond.
Backed by strong industry support from leading insurance associations and organisations in the region, close to 60 winners from 12 markets have been recognised over the past five editions.
HSBC group chairman Mark Tucker, patron of the awards said, “Agents and advisers will remain at the forefront of initiatives that link life insurance to wellbeing, increasing coverage and closing the protection gap. They will offer ever more innovative products and technologies and will strive to find new ways to better serve customers. As a consequence, agents and advisers will continue to go from strength to strength and will cement their importance to the future of our industry.
“These awards recognise the immense contribution that agents and advisers make to customers and to the communities in which we work and live. I would like to thank Asia Insurance Review and Asia Advisers Network for helping us to celebrate the very best of them.”
Beacon International Group adviser, Asian affairs Sivam Subramaniam said, “2020 was a complete game changer and a nightmare for many but agents and advisers took the challenge to rise higher to demonstrate their value with greater customer care. This has made us more determined to go ahead with the launch of the 6th Asia Trusted Life Agents & Advisers Awards.”
The awards are highly sought-after marks of excellence, going beyond production figures, in a two-stage judging process. In the first stage, remote judging is conducted to shortlist finalists. In the second stage, judges gather to deliberate and arrive at the winners through a secret ballot.
This year, two new categories – Employee Benefits Consultant of the Year and Employee Benefits Provider of the Year – have been added to recognise expertise in providing customised solutions for organisations of different sizes with different talent management needs.
The awards categories are:
- Insurance Agent of the Year
- Financial Adviser of the Year
- Rookie Insurance Agent of the Year
- Insurance Agency Leader of the Year
- Rookie Insurance Agency Leader of the Year
- Employee Benefits Consultant of the Year
- Digital Agent/Leader of the Year
- Inspirational Agent/Leader of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement
- Bank Partner of the Year
- InsurTech of the Year
- Digital Transformation of the Year
- Young Executive of the Year
- Executive Champion of the Year
- Employee Benefits Provider of the Year
- Insurance Company of the Year
Asia Advisers Network editor Benjamin Ang said, “We remain committed to the search for excellence as our CSR for the industry we love and honour. So keep the entries coming. All it takes is for you to believe in yourself. Dare yourself to shine.”
Nominations are now open via online submission. Third-party nominations close on 8 March 2021 and full nominations close on 22 March 2021. Judges gather virtually on 6 May for judging day to select worthy winners, under the scrutiny of independent auditor EY.
The virtual awards presentation ceremony will be held on 7 July 2021 in conjunction with the Insurance Inspired Virtual Summit. A