About Great Eastern
Great Eastern is the oldest and most established life insurance group in Singapore and Malaysia. With S$61.0 billion in assets and around 4.0 million policyholders, it has three successful distribution channels - a tied agency force, bancassurance and a financial advisory firm, Great Eastern Financial Advisers. The Company also operates in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Brunei. Great Eastern Life Assurance Company Limited has been assigned the financial strength and counterparty credit ratings of 'AA-' by Standard & Poor's since 2010, one of the highest among Asian life insurance companies. It was voted Life Insurer of the Year at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards 2011 by Asia Insurance Review. Great Eastern's asset management subsidiary, Lion Global Investors Limited, is one of the largest private sector asset management companies in Southeast Asia.
Great Eastern is a subsidiary of OCBC Bank, the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets. It is one of the world's most highly-rated banks, with an Aa1 rating from Moody's. It is also ranked by Bloomberg Markets as the world's strongest bank in 2011 and 2012. OCBC Bank's key markets are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Greater China. It has a network of over 470 branches and representative offices in 15 countries and territories, including about 350 branches and offices in Indonesia operated by its subsidiary, Bank OCBC NISP.