Justin Delaney to join Zurich as CEO, Life and Investments, Australia

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Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) announced yesterday the appointment of Justin Delaney as Chief Executive Officer, Life and Investments. Delaney, who will take up his appointment in December 2019, brings to the role almost 25 years of experience in the Australian financial services industry. He was most recently the Chief Operating Officer for TAL’s life […]

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Aussies face into new world of work more positively than global peers

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The nature of work continues to evolve, with technology creating more opportunities for self employment and ‘gig work’, and movement between jobs, industries and locations becoming more commonplace. However, this increase in flexibility has come at a cost, with workers prone to more gaps when it comes to job and income security. At the same […]

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Zurich completes acquisition of ANZ’s life insurance business

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Zurich’s acquisition of ANZ’s life insurance business, OnePath Life, is now officially complete. The completion of the sale sees Zurich acquire the OnePath brand and product range, along with more than 500 employees who have joined the Zurich Life and Investments team across Australia. It also marks the commencement of a 20 year agreement for […]

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Risk advice: new research underscores the importance of collaboration and consultation on future

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Zurich has called for all stakeholders – regulators, policymakers, financial advisers, insurers and consumers – to collaborate on the framework for the 2021 ASIC review of life insurance advice. This collaboration is essential to ensure the review, which will determine the choices consumers have in accessing expert help with life insurance, is as robust and […]

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Zurich appoints Head of Bancassurance & Direct 

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Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kieran Forde to the newly created executive role of Head of Bancassurance & Direct within its Life and Investments business. Mr. Forde joined Zurich from ANZ, in November ahead of the acquisition of the OnePath life insurance business. His appointment has been made ahead of […]

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AFA and Zurich announce 2018 AFA Adviser of the Year and 2018 AFA Practice of the Year

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and Zurich have announced Hugh Robertson from Centaur Financial Services, QLD is the 2018 AFA Adviser of the Year, and West Australian practice, TWD Australia is the 2018 AFA Practice of the Year. The Awards are presented to extraordinary and visionary advisers and practices, recognising qualities of leadership, innovation, customer focus […]

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Zurich announces new leadership team to drive dual proposition strategy

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Zurich has unveiled details of the executive leadership team that will take its Australian Life & Investments business forward once the acquisition of OnePath Life has completed. The composition of the new team reinforces Zurich’s commitment to a dual proposition strategy which will see the Zurich and OnePath Life brands and products continue to operate […]

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The Vinnies CEO Sleepout: reminding us of our social purpose

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At a time of intense scrutiny on the financial services sector, it is easy to lose sight of the inherent social purpose underlying the myriad of products and services it provides. This is especially true of life insurance, where the $10 billion life insurers pay in claims each year isn’t widely appreciated; except perhaps by […]

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OnePath product range and brand to remain core to Zurich strategy

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Zurich has confirmed it will keep both the Zurich and OnePath brands and propositions active in the market after its planned acquisition of the OnePath Life business later this year. Speaking to financial advisers at a recent roadshow, Life & Investments CEO Mr. Tim Bailey reiterated Zurich’s plan to continue investment in both the Zurich […]

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Zurich appoints Head of Savings and Investments

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Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Drennan to the newly created executive role of Head of Savings and Investments within its Life and Investments business. This appointment reinforces Zurich’s commitment to its Investments business, and the complimentary contribution that it makes to Zurich’s risk offering in Australia. In […]

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