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A pedestrian walks towards the entrance of Prudential Plc's headquarters in London, U.K., on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Prudential surged to a record in London trading after the U.K.'s biggest insurer by market value reported first-half profit that beat analyst estimates, buoyed by rising sales in Asia and a jump in U.S. earnings. - Jason Alden—Bloomberg/Getty Images
A pedestrian walks towards the entrance of Prudential Plc's headquarters in London, U.K., on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Prudential surged to a record in London trading after the U.K.'s biggest insurer by market value reported first-half profit that beat analyst estimates, buoyed by rising sales in Asia and a jump in U.S. earnings. Jason Alden—Bloomberg/Getty Images

Prudential Financial is one of the largest U.S. insurers by assets, with 49,000 employees. And though it is based in New Jersey, about half of the company’s profits come from its Japanese operations. Last year, it invested about $13.5 billion globally, about 40% of that outside North America. In the U.K., it completed about $2.5 billion of new investments, which the insurer sees as a very active market. The private-placement market will continue to thrive as the hunt for yield continues—even in a world of rising interest rates.

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Key Metrics & Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$111458
Revenue Percent Change14.9%
Profits ($M)$3,076.1
Assets ($M)$668030
Profits Percent Change18.6%
Employees24711
Previous Rank56

Company Facts

Employees24711
SectorFinancials
IndustryInsurance: Life, Health (stock)
CEOMichael A. Wells
HQ LocationLondon
Websitewww.prudential.co.uk
Years on Global 500 List23

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