Citi, the leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Through Citicorp and Citi Holdings, Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com or www.citi.com.
The Citi Foundation is committed to the economic empowerment and financial inclusion of individuals and families, particularly those in need, in the communities where we work so that they can improve their standard of living. Globally, the Citi Foundation targets its strategic giving to priority focus areas: Microfinance, Enterprise Development, Youth Education and Livelihoods, and Financial Capability and Asset Building. The Citi Foundation works with its partners in Microfinance and Enterprise Development to support environmental programs and innovations. Additional information can be found at www.citifoundation.com.
Citi's Office of Financial Capability combines the strength of Citi's business, people and partnerships to empower individuals to achieve their personal finance goals and improve their quality of life. Citi takes a holistic approach to Financial Capability that encompasses four elements critical to achieving sustainable results: 1) increasing financial literacy; 2) developing short-term and long-term financial plans; 3) increasing ability to select appropriate financial products or services to implement those plans; and 4) providing ongoing support that helps consumers redefine their financial goals over the course of their lives. In 2004, Citi made an unprecedented 10-year, US$200 million global commitment to support financial education. As of 2010, the company has invested over US$167 million in these efforts in 73 countries around the world. Additional information may be found at http://financialcapability.citi.com
Co-Organiser and Supporter
The Pearson Foundation extends Pearson's commitment to education by partnering with leading non-profit, civic, and business organisations to provide financial, organisational, and publishing assistance across the globe. The foundation aims to make a difference by sponsoring innovative educational programmes and extending its educational expertise to help in classrooms and in local communities.
More information on the Pearson Foundation can be found at www.pearsonfoundation.org
Conference Manager and International Media Partner
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the newspaper, printed at 24 print sites across the globe, has a daily circulation of 390,228 (ABC figures September 2010), while FT.com has over 2.7 million registered users and 149,000 digital subscribers. The FT's combined print and paid digital circulation is 579,249 (Deloitte assured, October 2010) and it has a combined print and online average daily readership of 1.9 million people worldwide (PwC assured, November 2009).
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. We create opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives. We do so by providing financing to help businesses employ more people and supply essential services, by mobilizing capital from others, and by delivering advisory services to ensure sustainable development. In a time of global economic uncertainty, our new investments climbed to a record US$18 billion in fiscal 2010.
For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. Underpinning digital currency is one of the world’s most advanced processing networks—VisaNet—that is capable of handling more than 10,000 transactions a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products.
For more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com.
AIA Australia Limited has been operating in Australia for over 40 years. AIA Australia is a subsidiary of the AIA Group and a specialist provider of life insurance products aimed at protecting the financial health and welfare of Australians. AIA Australia is the country’s number one group life insurer by market share. In 2009, several of its life insurance products were recognised through industry awards commending value for money, best Term & TPD product and outstanding value Income Protection insurance.
The AIA Group is a leading life insurance organisation in Asia Pacific that traces its roots in the region back more than 90 years. It provides individuals 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 more than 320,000 agents and approximately 23,500 employees across 15 geographical markets, the AIA Group serves the customers of over 23 million in-force policies 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, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Prudential Corporation Asia comprises the life insurance, asset management and consumer finance operations of Prudential plc in Asia. Our businesses span 13 markets, covering China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
In Asia, we are the leading Europe-based life insurer in terms of market coverage, and have more than 400,000 employees and agents across the region serving 15 million customers. Our Asia asset management business spans ten Asia markets and manages £46.1 billion in assets (at 30 June 2010).
Learn more about Prudential Corporation Asia online at www.prudentialcorporation-asia.com.
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