Prudential Plc operates as a holding company, which is engaged in providing insurance and financial services. The company as an international financial services group with its principal operations in Asia, the U.S. and the United Kingdom, offers retail financial products and services and asset management services throughout these territories. Its retail financial products and services principally include life insurance, pensions and annuities, as well as collective investment schemes. The group principal subsidiary is Jackson National Life Insurance Co. In the UK, the Group operates through its subsidiaries, primarily The Prudential Assurance Co. Ltd, Prudential Retirement Income Ltd. and M&G Investment Management Ltd. Prudential was founded on May 30, 1848 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.