Scaling a ‘sticky’ China Business AGBA: A one-stop, tech-led financial and healthcare supermarket

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Scaling a ‘sticky’ China Business AGBA: A one-stop, tech-led financial and healthcare supermarket

Despite transformative growth and a status as the world’s second largest economy, China faces significant challenges in bringing long-term financial security and sufficient healthcare provisions to its 1.4 billion population.

With an ageing population, declining birth rates and COVID-strained finances, state pensions have been described as inadequate, while the welfare system does not provide a comprehensive safety net.

Nasdaq-listed AGBA, a one-stop financial supermarket, which says it offers the broadest set of financial and healthcare products in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), is on a mission to provide opportunities to protect income over its customers’ lifetimes and deliver more financial security than the state alone can.

The GBA is a key megaregion of the world economy. With 86 million people and 11 major cities, including Guangzhou and Shenzhen, as well as Hong Kong and Macao, the GBA’s estimated GDP was US$2tn in 2021.

If it were a standalone nation, it would rank ninth in the world, just ahead of Canada.

With its recent agreement to acquire Sony Life Financial Advisers in Singapore, AGBA is also pushing into South-East Asia. Management selected Singapore on account of its reputation for innovation in finance.

Since it began 30 years ago from its base in Hong Kong, AGBA has built a network of around 1,500 independent financial advisors and 400,000 individual and corporate customers. It sells the products of well-known US and European brands including BlackRock, JP Morgan, Fidelity, Sun Life and Allianz, as well as dozens of others.

Watch the interview above to discover the company’s strategy and how it views its prospects.

 

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Edison Themes: Scaling a ‘sticky’ China Business AGBA: A one-stop, tech-led financial and healthcare supermarket

Despite transformative growth and a status as the world’s second largest economy, China faces significant challenges in bringing long-term financial security and sufficient healthcare provisions to its 1.4 billion population.

With an ageing population, declining birth rates and COVID-strained finances, state pensions have been described as inadequate, while the welfare system does not provide a comprehensive safety net.

Nasdaq-listed AGBA, a one-stop financial supermarket, which says it offers the broadest set of financial and healthcare products in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), is on a mission to provide opportunities to protect income over its customers’ lifetimes and deliver more financial security than the state alone can.

The GBA is a key megaregion of the world economy. With 86 million people and 11 major cities, including Guangzhou and Shenzhen, as well as Hong Kong and Macao, the GBA’s estimated GDP was US$2tn in 2021.

If it were a standalone nation, it would rank ninth in the world, just ahead of Canada.

With its recent agreement to acquire Sony Life Financial Advisers in Singapore, AGBA is also pushing into South-East Asia. Management selected Singapore on account of its reputation for innovation in finance.

Since it began 30 years ago from its base in Hong Kong, AGBA has built a network of around 1,500 independent financial advisors and 400,000 individual and corporate customers. It sells the products of well-known US and European brands including BlackRock, JP Morgan, Fidelity, Sun Life and Allianz, as well as dozens of others.

Watch the interview above to discover the company’s strategy and how it views its prospects.

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