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AIA Group:

The AIA Group is a leading pan-Asian life insurance organisation with a unique heritage of serving the world’s most dynamic region for 90 years. It provides consumers and businesses with products and services for life insurance, retirement planning, accident and health insurance as well as wealth management solutions.

Through an extensive network of 250,000 agents and 20,000 employees across 14 geographical markets, the AIA Group serves over 20 million customers in the region.

The AIA Group has branch offices, subsidiaries and affiliates located in jurisdictions including Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Subject to regulatory approvals, AIG intends to incorporate the Philam Group of Companies, based in the Philippines into the AIA Group.


Asteron is a modern, dynamic financial services organisation that provides life risk insurance, wealth management, financial planning and trustee services in Australia and New Zealand.

Following Suncorp’s merger with Promina in March 2007, Asteron is part of the Suncorp Group. Suncorp is a leader in Australia and New Zealand in banking, investment, insurance and superannuation, with assets of around $85 billion and more than seven million customers.

The Suncorp Group’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as Suncorp, GIO, AAMI, Vero, Tyndall and Australian Pensioners Insurance Agency (APIA). As a member of this family Asteron enjoys substantial financial stability and security, and can draw on over 170 years’ experience in financial services.

Asteron employs 1,200 people and has offices across Australia, including NSW, Victoria, Queensland, WA and SA, and in New Zealand.

AXA Australia:

AXA Australia has now been helping Australians provide for their financial future for over 100 years. AXA Australia is a member of the Global AXA Group, one of the largest financial services groups in the world with an enviable track record in meeting the superannuation, investment and insurance needs of more than 65 million customers worldwide and as at 30 June 08, the AXA Group had in excess of A$1.6 trillion funds under management.

That makes AXA a winning combination of global strength and local knowledge – working for you.


The AMP group of companies is a leading wealth management business with more than 3.4 million customers and more than 3,600 employees in Australia and New Zealand.

It is one of Australia’s largest retail and corporate superannuation providers, and one of the region’s most significant investment managers with more than A$104 billion in assets under management (as at 30 June 2009). It has a market-leading network of more than 2,000 qualified financial planners.

AMP Limited has one of Australia’s largest shareholder registers, with more than 820,000 shareholders.

Individual investors comprise around 46 per cent of AMP’s shareholder base and live in more than 100 countries around the world. Institutional investors constitute around 54 per cent.

AMP traces its heritage back to 1849 as a mutual company, AMP Limited listed on the Australian and New Zealand Stock Exchanges in mid-1998.

Aviva Australia:

Aviva Australia is owned by National Australia Bank, one of Australia’s major banks. Previously known as Norwich Union, Aviva Australia has operated in Australia for 150 years.

Today, Aviva Australia works with a network of financial advisers and has an established reputation in life insurance, investments and superannuation. It manages or administers $17.1 billion in funds and has more than 430,000 customers as at 30 June 2009.


CommInsure is a leader in the Australian insurance industry and part of the Commonwealth Bank Group. The CommInsure name was first introduced in 1999. Although the name is relatively new, CommInsure’s roots within the Australian insurance industry go back well over one hundred years.

CommInsure Insurance offers Income Protection cover, Illness cover, Disability cover and Life cover.

ING Australia:

ING Australia has been helping Australians grow and protect their wealth for over 120 years and is one of Australia’s leading fund managers, life insurers and superannuation providers.

From May 2002 until November 2009, ING Australia operated as a joint venture between Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) and the global ING Group (ING). On 30 November 2009 ANZ purchased all of ING Group’s shareholding in ING Australia, and now owns 100% of the company. ING Australia now operates as ANZ’s Australian specialist wealth management and protection business.

ANZ is one of Australia’s largest companies. It has operations in 32 countries and has more than 40,000 staff servicing 8 million customers globally.


MetLife is an affiliate of MetLife Inc. and provides institutional and personal life insurance through brokers and direct marketing channels.

With over 137 years of experience, the MetLife companies serve millions of customers worldwide. As the number one life insurer in the U.S. with approximately US$2.8 trillion of life insurance in force, the MetLife companies help customers around the world to build their financial freedom. The MetLife companies serve both individual and institutional customers with a broad array of financial services capabilities, including protection planning, finance advice and investments.

For 140 years, customers have put their trust in the financial strength of the MetLife companies. Today, the MetLife companies serve approximately 70 million customers in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.

MetLife is a specialist life insurance provider in Australia.


MLC is the wealth management division of the National Australia Bank (NAB). MLC provides investment, superannuation, insurance and private wealth solutions to corporate and institutional customers.

MLC manages more than $75 billion on behalf of individual investors and corporate customers in Australia (as at June 2009). MLC uses a ‘manager of managers’ investment approach. This means MLC does not directly manage investment funds. Instead, MLC’s multi-manager options combine the expertise of up to 32 leading investment managers from around the world.

The aim is to provide greater consistency of performance in variable market conditions compared to a single manager and significantly reduce risk without compromising the overall return. MLC is the third largest multi-manager in the world, with 8% of the world market share (Cerulli Associates – Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Multi-manager Products 2008).

MLC holds the number one position for personal insurance annual inforce premiums with 14.4% market share (source: DEXX&R Life Analysis as at December 2008) and is the second largest provider of superannuation in Australia with 15.7% market share (source: Plan for Life Quarterly Data System as at March 2009).

Suncorp Bank:

Suncorp is Australia’s third largest general insurance group. The general insurance business includes personal insurance products such as home and contents and personal effects cover, motor and boat, compulsory third party insurance, workers compensation and a range of commercial insurance products tailored to the small to medium business market such as property, marine, rural and liability.

Suncorp’s insurance operation contributed $172 million before tax for the half year to December 2007.

Suncorp acquired AMP/GIO General Insurance in 2001 and AMP Ltd’s 50 percent shareholdings in motor club insurance joint ventures in RACQ (Queensland) and RAA (South Australia). Both of these joint ventures hold substantial market shares in their respective states. These businesses run independently and in competition with Suncorp’s existing general insurance business.

Following the merger with Promina, Suncorp now serves more than 6 million general insurance customers throughout Australia and New Zealand and provides personal and specialised insurances through well known brands such as AAMI, Apia, Shannons and Just Car in Australia and Vero in New Zealand.

Macquarie Group:

Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services.

Macquarie Group Limited is listed in Australia (ASX:MQG) and is regulated by APRA, the Australian banking regulator, as the owner of Macquarie Bank Limited, an authorised deposit taker. Macquarie also owns a bank in the UK, Macquarie Bank International, which is regulated by the FSA. Macquarie’s activities are subject to scrutiny by other regulatory agencies around the world.

As an owner and manager of significant community assets, Macquarie works closely with governments around the world to deliver important services including transport, roads, airports and utilities.

Macquarie’s approach to risk management is long-standing. Strong risk management practices are embedded in business unit management with central oversight of credit, market, funding, compliance and operational risk. These, together with committed, quality staff are key drivers of Macquarie’s success.

Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 26 countries. Macquarie employed approximately 12,700 people at 31 March 2009 and had assets under management of $A243 billion at 31 March 2009.

TOWER Australia:

TOWER Australia is an innovative and competitive provider of life insurance, risk, superannuation and retirement solutions. Our objective is to deliver the right products, services and information to its customers to help them make informed decisions about their risk and superannuation needs. It delivers these services efficiently to customers primarily through a network of independent advisers.

They are focused on being a provider of specialist risk and related superannuation products. To achieve this, they regularly review and enhance product and service offerings to ensure they are competitive in benefits, flexibility, choice and customer value.


Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) is an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets.

Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, and is listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange. Zurich employs approximately 60,000 people, serving customers in more than 170 countries.

Their extensive global network, bolstered by local expertise, allows Zurich to offer competitive insurance and risk management solutions and services for individuals, small to medium-sized businesses and major multinational companies.

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