Prudential Plc is a holding company, which engages in the provision of insurance and financial services. It operates through the Asia and U.S. geographical segments. The Asia segment consists of health and protection, other life insurance, mutual funds, selected personal lines property and casualty insurance, group insurance, and institutional fund management. The U.S. segment includes fixed annuities, fixed index annuities, variable annuities (VA), and institutional product offerings. The company was founded on May 30, 1848 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.