Becomes the Most Decorated Insurer at BENCHMARK Wealth Management Awards 2015 with Record 12 Awards

MetLife Hong Kong*, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MetLife, Inc., the #1 U.S. life insurer^, has won the prestigious Company of the Year (Insurance) Award and set a company record for winning 12 awards at the esteemed BENCHMARK Wealth Management Awards 2015 organized by WealthAsia Media, becoming the most decorated insurer at the event. In 2015, MetLife Hong Kong has already garnered 22 industry and marketing accolades, demonstrating its commitment to excellence in products and services, innovation, marketing effectiveness, corporate citizenship and employee engagement.

Lennard Yong, Chief Executive Officer of MetLife Hong Kong, said, “I am humbled and honored to be named Company of the Year at this year’s BENCHMARK Wealth Management Awards. We are dedicated to evolving and innovating our products and solutions to meet the changing needs and exceed the expectations of our customers. We are pleased to be recognized by highly respected industry organizations such as WealthAsia Media. Going forward, we will continue to provide the best protection for our customers and help them pursue more from life.”

MetLife Hong Kong has been recognized in the following categories:

  • Corporate Awards:
    • Company of the Year (Insurance)
    • Brand of the Year
  • Best-In-Class Awards:
    • Best Use of Digital Marketing
    • Corporate Citizen of the Year
    • Employee Engagement
    • Female Products
    • Product Innovation
    • Social Media Engagement
  • Outstanding Achiever Awards:
    • Campaign of the Year
    • Critical Illness
    • Customer Onboarding
    • Customer Insight

As one of the most prestigious awards in Hong Kong, the annual BENCHMARK Wealth Management Awards recognizes financial institutions for best practices in areas including corporate governance, customer experience, marketing effectiveness, use of technology, product development and innovation. The “Company of the Year (Insurance)” Award is the most distinguished in the insurance category. It was determined by a special committee based on the finalists' overall total score, performance compared to competitors, overall improvement from last year, brand popularity and judges' comments.

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Mr. Lennard Yong, Chief Executive Officer of MetLife Hong Kong (sixth from left) celebrating with the team at the BENCHMARK Wealth Management Awards 2015 Ceremony.

About MetLife 
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world#. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information about MetLife Hong Kong, visit

*MetLife Limited and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of Hong Kong Limited (collectively “MetLife Hong Kong”) are wholly-owned subsidiaries of MetLife, Inc. in Hong Kong and private companies limited by shares incorporated and registered under the applicable laws in Hong Kong. Both MetLife Limited and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of Hong Kong Limited are authorized insurers carrying long term business in Hong Kong.

^Axco Global Statistics 2014

#Based on non-banking assets according to A.M. Best research 2012 data, Best’s Review July 2014