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Hanwha Life outperforms in asset quality stability, sales, and product development. And we’re moving forward, digitizing our advanced capabilities so we can lead in the financial markets of the future worldwide.
Established in 1946, Hanwha Life is not only a leading life insurance company but also it is the first and oldest in South Korea. Early on, we played a critical role in developing the industry and the country’s economic growth. In 2020, while expanding, we made sure to remain structurally sound, reporting total assets of USD 117 billion. At the end of 2020, we achieved a 238.7 percent risk-based capital (RBC) ratio, demonstrating the soundness of our asset quality. Our strong ratings from domestic and international agencies attest to our creditworthiness. We have received sterling AAA credit ratings from South Korea’s top rating agencies for the past thirteen years.
Hanwha Life is committed to adding innovative products and services that meet a wide range of customer needs. By upgrading our customer, product, and channel (CPC) strategy, we provide customized products and services that solidify our LIFEPLUS brand.
We also innovate our offerings that are aligned to customer life stages. Using Big Data to analyze customer needs, behavior, and interests, we systematically apply this knowledge to better satisfy customers. To this end, we’ve trained our call center customer service professionals to deliver exceptional care.
Our efforts have been rewarded with the Grand Prize—the Korea Service Award from the Korea Standards Association in the life insurance sector for eight consecutive years through 2017. We were also inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Quality Index survey, managed by Korea Management Asset Consulting, gave us top ranking for ten straight years for customer service and eight years for our call centers. Since our first certification in 2007, the Korea Fair Trade Commission has awarded Hanwha Life with seven consecutive Certifications for Excellence in Consumer-Centered Management (CCM), which led us to be inducted into its CCM Hall of Fame in 2019.
To increase sales and profitability, we are focusing on value-based sales, improving product features, and expanding protection-type and variable insurance sales. We are also diversifying our investment assets and applying risk management to aggressively and preemptively respond to changes in the financial market. In 2019, we continue to sharpen our competitiveness in the market by using multi-channels to provide differentiated products and services and by enhancing communications across headquarters, sales reps, and customers. However, in anticipation of market changes, we’re upgrading our digital capabilities, product development, digital technology, and our governance-oriented data support.
We’re committed to helping our subsidiaries all over the world in their respective local markets. We provide all the necessary support to ensure that our subsidiaries can improve their competitiveness and win in their markets. One example is our Vietnam subsidiary where we executed an effective localization strategy and a strengthened sales network nationwide. As a result, our Vietnam subsidiary became a success story, achieving profitability—a first for a South Korean insurer in Vietnam. In China, our subsidiary Sino-Korea Life Insurance has a newly appointed local CEO and seeking a more thorough localization and digital-based growth. In Indonesia, our subsidiary is building a balanced profit structure that is adding value to its growth and allowing it to increase its market share. Moving forward, we are setting the foundation that will enable us to be established as a comprehensive financial solutions provider across major Asian hubs. From here, we will promote digital financial products and at the same time, pursue future growth engines.
In 2021, Hanwha Life continues to secure profitable structures that support value-based sales and primary profit expansion. We plan to expand our global business and secure growth engines in Fintech and Big Data. We push for innovation and, with each success, we’re inspired to drive forward as a world-class life insurance company.
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Hanwha's businesses span chemicals & materials, aerospace & mechatronics, solar energy, finance,
leisure & lifestyle, and construction. Through the integration of our growing number of affiliate enterprises worldwide, we are harnessing the power of sustainable, quality growth to continually increase the value we bring to our customers.
- Hanwha General Insurance Established in 1946, Hanwha General Insurance is the first South Korean insurance company funded solely by domestic capital. Throughout history, we’ve played a pivotal role in developing South Korea’s general insurance industry. Today, we’re a major insurer with total assets of nearly USD 14 billion. We use advanced services to enhance customer value and offer a comprehensive product portfolio ranging from long-term insurance to auto and general insurance. We created a Consumer Protection charter, improved service quality and minimized customer inconvenience to provide an overall superior customer experience. We also expanded the scope of what our call center agents could do to ensure a one-call, one-stop system. In addition, we were the first South Korean insurer to introduce an electronic signature system, making it easier for customers to complete transactions from their mobile devices. We have even introduced a mobile application called Smart Insu, catering to the ways and needs of our customer. More than 100,000 customers have installed the app.
- Hanwha Asset Management Founded in 1988, Hanwha Asset Management has grown into a comprehensive asset management company offering a full range of financial instruments, including stocks, bonds, MMFs, fund of funds, social overhead capital, derivatives, real estate, ETFs, and PEFs in both domestic and overseas capital markets. At the end of 2017, we were among South Korea’s top three asset management companies with USD 82.17 billion in assets under management (AUM). We have top-tier expertise and well-organized systems in all areas, including product development, research, compliance, and risk management. All our products and services cater to the needs of our customers because we apply our principles and management philosophy to placing our customers first before anything else.
- Hanwha Investment & Securities Established in 1962, Hanwha Investment & Securities provides comprehensive asset management services, including brokerage and acquisition of stocks, bonds, and derivatives, as well as sales and asset management services for various financial products. With our differentiated systems and high-quality talent, we have successfully established ourselves as a reliable asset management partner. Our financial products and customer-oriented services are offered domestically and overseas.