Zurich Investments launches Global Thematic Focus Fund

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Zurich Investments has announced the launch of its Global Thematic Focus Fund, a high conviction, long-term strategy offering Australian advisers and their client’s access to a select number of investment themes with high return potential. Based on the biggest structural changes of the next decade, the strategy consists of three to six high conviction investment

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Zurich Australia announces new Family Care Policy

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Zurich Australia has announced a new Family Care Policy that recognises all family circumstances and supports a fair, diverse and inclusive workplace. Acknowledging that every family is different, the new approach to Family Care will support every employee regardless of gender, gender identity or sexual orientation and enable everyone to take paid leave as they

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Zurich Life & Investments confirms new executive appointments

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Zurich Life & Investments has appointed several new executives to the team to further drive the strong growth of the retail business across the Zurich and OnePath brands. Jacqui Lennon will join Zurich Life & Investments in February 2021 as Head of Customer & Digital. Jacqui is an experienced leader and brings a diverse range of

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Zurich Australia launches Reconciliation Action Plan

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Zurich Australia has celebrated the launch of their inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at an employee event, timed in recognition of NAIDOC Week. The inaugural RAP is the culmination of many months of work with Reconciliation Australia and Zurich’s community partners. It is an important step in Zurich’s journey towards driving positive, progressive actions to

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Zurich and OnePath Life launch industry-wide mental health support for financial advisers

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Timed in recognition of R U OK? Day, Zurich Life & Investments and OnePath Life have launched a Holistic Adviser Wellbeing Toolkit, an industry-first that provides mental health and wellbeing support for financial advisers. The Holistic Adviser Wellbeing Toolkit is comprised of two parts: My Wellbeing Hub CPD-accredited training modules hosted on _Zone, the new on-demand

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Zurich announces key operational appointments to support its integrated service agenda

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Zurich Life & Investments has announced several key appointments in its operational team, to support both the Zurich and OnePath life insurance brands and provide a consistently high-quality experience for financial advisers and customers. The appointments include: Tina Beilby to the newly created role of Head of Operations, Integration Joanne Faglioni to the newly created

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Zurich Investments Global Growth Opportunities SMA Receives Lonsec “Recommended SMA” Rating in initial review

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Zurich Investments has announced its Global Growth Opportunities Separately Managed Account (SMA) has been recognised by Lonsec with a “Recommended SMA” rating. The Global Growth Opportunities SMA was launched in August 2019 and is available to Australian financial advisers via the Hub24 platform. The SMA allows the opportunity for investment in a high conviction growth

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Zurich Australia and OnePath Life support 20 charities with COVID-19 response funding

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Zurich Australia (Zurich) in cooperation with Zurich Insurance Group’s charitable foundation, the Z Zurich Foundation (ZZF) in Switzerland, has announced an immediate wave of community impact funding to support Australian and New Zealand charities in the wake of COVID-19. The emergency financial support equates to an additional $1.43 million, which is being allocated to 20 different

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COVID-19 risks outlook: A preliminary mapping and its implications

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Yesterday, the World Economic Forum released a new report: COVID-19 Risks Outlook: A preliminary mapping and its implications, to raise awareness and trigger timely debate as governments and businesses design post-lockdown measures. The report is informed by the views of nearly 350 senior risk professionals and identifies the main emerging concerns and fallouts. It provides an

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Life insurance premium waiver for bushfire victims

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Zurich Financial Services and OnePath Life will waiver premiums on life insurance policies for customers impacted by bush fires in the affected areas of NSW and Queensland. Both insurers recognise the significant impact the current bushfires are having on the livelihoods of customers in these areas and would like to assist. To help ease some

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