About Prudential Laos
The face of Prudence
Prudence has been the public face of Prudential since 1848 when her image was used for the company seal.
Prudence is one of the four cardinal virtues; Prudence, Justice, Fortitude and Temperance. Since Greek and Roman times Prudence has been personified as a woman holding a serpent and a mirror. A prudent act was considered to combine memory, intelligence and foresight; thus showing awareness of past, present and future.
The image used for the Prudential company seal in 1848 was based on the painting of Prudence by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
The current corporate mark designed by Wolff Olins and launched in 1986 is of a much more stylised Prudence yet it still remains faithful to the old symbolism.
Prudential was founded in 1848 to provide professional people with loans secured by life assurance. Prudential grew rapidly and by the 1900s the company insured one third of the UK population.
Prudential plc provides life and health insurance and asset management in Asia and Africa. The business helps people get the most out of life, by making healthcare affordable and accessible and by promoting financial inclusion. Prudential protects people’s wealth, helps them grow their assets, and empowers them to save for their goals. The business has more than 18 million life customers and is listed on stock exchanges in London (PRU), Hong Kong (2378), Singapore (K6S) and New York (PUK). Prudential is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc. a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America, nor with The Prudential Assurance Company Limited, a subsidiary of M&G plc, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom.