The other 'train' would be the Hong Kong listed AIA who are an even purer play than the Prudential on the growth of the Asian insurance market. They have continued to grow well over recent months as per their latest results disclosure.
So what about the Prudential? Today's Q3 IMS statement reads well enough with its reference to
'...year-to-date double-digit growth in both new business profit and new business APE sales in each of our three life insurance businesses in Asia, the US and the UK, and net inflows of £9.6 billion in our asset management businesses'
That seems consistent with the group's strategy as disclosed in a recent presentation:
...and even their outperformance versus AIA over the last couple of years...