2016 Media releases

September

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Sep
2016

Zurich unveils revamped and expanded life risk distribution team

Following confirmation that its acquisition of Macquarie Life’s risk business can proceed, Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) has unveiled an expanded risk distribution team.

23
Sep
2016

Federal Court clears way for Zurich growth with acquisition of Macquarie Life’s risk business

The Federal Court of Australia yesterday approved the transfer of Macquarie Life’s risk business to Zurich Australia Limited (Zurich).

August

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Aug
2016

Overconfidence and false expectations may explain why Australians hold less life insurance than their global peers

Relative to their global peers, Australians have less savings, are less financially literate, and are more likely to underestimate the risks of death, illness and injury. Unsurprisingly, Australians are also less likely to hold any form of life insurance, with market penetration of death and disablement cover amongst the lowest of all developed economies.

4
Aug
2016

Zurich launch DigitalResolve solution in Australia

Zurich Australia has launched DigitalResolve to help businesses reduce the impact of, and recover from, cyber incidents.

July

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Jul
2016

Macquarie Life leaders join Zurich Australia’s life insurance and investments business

Zurich’s Life & Investments division has appointed two respected and experienced Macquarie Life personnel into senior management positions, in anticipation of Macquarie’s life risk business (Macquarie Life) joining Zurich later this year.

June

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Jun
2016

The Sharing Economy: Zurich’s next investable megatrend

Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) has today released the next chapter of its whitepaper Investable Megatrends, which focuses on emerging opportunities for long-term investors.

May

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May
2016

Zurich's D'Arcy Evans named National BDM of the Year

Zurich Life & Investments' business development and distribution team has again been recognised by the industry, most recently at last night's Money Management and Lonsec Fund Manager of the Year awards.

18
May
2016

Zurich appoints Head of Digital

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Fabris to the newly created role of Head of Digital within its Life and Investments business.

16
May
2016

Zurich Insurance appoints new Chief Claims Officer to its General Insurance business in Australia and New Zealand

Zurich today announced Hilary Bates’ appointment as Chief Claims Officer for its general insurance business across Australia and New Zealand.

4
May
2016

Zurich launches Curriculum to support adviser development

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) has launched a new adviser education offering, the Zurich Curriculum.

2
May
2016

Zurich announces launch of new SmartValue discount

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) has launched a new discount, Zurich SmartValue, designed to offer extra value to clients protecting themselves and their loved ones.

April

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Apr
2016

Zurich to launch Heavy Motor Accident Assist

Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (Zurich) announces it will offer Heavy Motor Accident Assist to its customers in Australia for vehicles over five tonnes from 1 July 2016.

14
Apr
2016

Flipchart upgrade: new diagnostic tool to drive advice advocacy and insurance literacy

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) today announced a significant upgrade to its popular Adviser Flipchart app.

14
Apr
2016

Zurich Insurance appoints new Chief Financial Officer to its General Insurance business in Australia and New Zealand

Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (Zurich) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Farquharson as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

March

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Mar
2016

Zurich announces appointments to further strengthen marine

Zurich continues to strengthen its marine proposition with two significant new appointments. Iain Sharples will join Zurich as National Manager, Marine and Transport Liability on 12 April and will lead the marine liability and logistics proposition for Australia and New Zealand. Allwyn D’Sousa commenced his role as Senior Marine Claims Advisor, providing technical leadership for our marine claims proposition, on 1 March 2016.

9
Mar
2016

Zurich appoints new life insurance claims head

Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) today announced the appointment of Mr. Sheriff Hamza as Head of Life Insurance Claims.

4
Mar
2016

Zurich enters agreement to acquire Macquarie Life insurance business

Zurich Australia Limited today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Macquarie Life’s life insurance business from the Macquarie Group (Macquarie).

February

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Feb
2016

Zurich deepens partnership with Grad Mentor to promote financial advice as career path

After two successful years as a proud sponsor of graduate talent resourcing firm Grad Mentor, Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) has announced it will deepen its partnership this year, helping spread awareness of financial advice as an exciting and rewarding career for university graduates, as well as providing a greater voice to young advisers who have recently entered the profession.

19
Feb
2016

Zurich announces the appointment of Melanie Schulties and the promotion of Mark Cocks to further strengthen its Financial Lines team in Victoria

Zurich continues to strengthen its presence in the Victorian market with the appointments of Melanie Schulties to the position of National Directors & Officers Product Manager and Mark Cocks who joins the Corporate team in the role of Senior Underwriter, Corporate Institutions.

17
Feb
2016

Steven Ord appointed Executive General Manager, Commercial, Zurich, Australia

Zurich has appointed Steven Ord to lead its Commercial Insurance operation in Australia.

Mr Ord joins Zurich at a time when the company is implementing its new Australian strategy which focuses on areas in which it has particular expertise and a distinct market position.

17
Feb
2016

Zurich launches LIF support Blueprints

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) will this week launch its LIF support package for financial advisers, via a national roadshow.

17
Feb
2016

Zurich promotes Jonathan Moss to NSW Commercial State Manager

Zurich is pleased to announce the promotion of Jonathan Moss to NSW Commercial State Manager.

11
Feb
2016

Zurich Group Annual Results

Zurich reports business operating profit of USD 2.9 billion in 2015 and proposes dividend of CHF 17 per share

January

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Jan
2016

Zurich Insurance appoints new Chief Executive Officer to its General Insurance business in Australia and New Zealand

Zurich is pleased to announce the appointment of Rajbir Singh Nanra to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), General Insurance, Australia and New Zealand. Raj will report to Stuart A. Spencer, CEO of General Insurance, Asia Pacific as well as the board of Zurich Australian Insurance Limited.

2015 Media releases

December

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Dec
2015

Zurich to focus on areas of underwriting strength and exit the NSW CTP Green Slip market

Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (Zurich) announces its plan to cease offering CTP Green Slips in NSW from 1 March 2016.

Zurich’s decision follows a review of its general insurance business activity against its long-term strategy in Australia which sees a move to a highly focused strategy.

14
Dec
2015

Zurich appoints Gary Shaughnessy to CEO Global Life

Zurich, December 14, 2015 – Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) today announced the appointment of Gary Shaughnessy (49, British citizen) to the position of CEO Global Life and a member of the Group Executive Committee, effective January 1, 2016. He succeeds Kristof Terryn who was appointed CEO General Insurance , effective October 1, 2015.

November

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Nov
2015

SMSFs to smash Australia’s ‘Wall of Cash’; new research

Australian households are holding $732 billion of investments in cash , with $160 billion of this held by SMSF trustees, delivering historically low returns of less than 2 per cent per annum.

12
Nov
2015

Zurich’s Credit & Political Risk Group extends its reach in the Asia-Pacific region

Establishes presence in Melbourne and makes key appointments in Europe and the United States
Zurich Insurance has established Credit & Political Risk operations in Melbourne, Australia, expanding its global footprint and allowing the company to better serve customers in the region and in emerging markets.

7
Nov
2015

Zurich Insurance partners with first driverless car demonstration in southern hemisphere

Adelaide, South Australia – Zurich Insurance is delighted to announce our partnership with the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative which saw the first driverless vehicle demonstration in the southern hemisphere take place in Adelaide today.

October

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Oct
2015

Stronger cybersecurity could result in annual economic benefits of AUD 41 trillion more in net global gains than projection by 2030

Zurich Insurance Group/Atlantic Council report uses economic modelling tools to examine how cyber risk costs and benefits affect national GDP under an array of complex scenarios. Building resilience remains a key factor.

7
Oct
2015

Zurich partners with global trend experts to launch new video series

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) has partnered with global trend spotting network TrendWatching to provide cutting edge insights into the seismic shifts in society and technology that will reshape the financial advice landscape.

7
Oct
2015

Zurich partners with Metropolitan Express Transport Services to drive up safety and reduce the cost of risk

Drivers have experienced improvements to their work environment while improving safety for all road users thanks to a partnership between Zurich Insurance, Fortitude Insurance Group and Metropolitan Express Transport Services (METS).

6
Oct
2015

Zurich partners with GradMentor to attract industry’s best and brightest

For the second year running, Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) is partnering with talent firm, Grad Mentor to help raise awareness of Financial Planning as a career path for university graduates and attract the best and brightest to rejuvenate the future of the profession.

September

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Sep
2015

Elizabeth Gallagher appointed Chief Claims Officer, Zurich, General Insurance, Australia & New Zealand

Zurich is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Gallagher as Chief Claims Officer, General Insurance, Australia & New Zealand.

17
Sep
2015

Zurich wins back to back awards for outstanding value life insurance

In its annual review of the retail life insurance market, Canstar once again declared Zurich the joint winner of its ultimate accolade – the five star award for outstanding value life insurance. Zurich was also recognised with awards for its TPD and packaged covers. Zurich was named the best value insurer based on Canstar’s thorough examination of 635,240 quotes from 13 major Australian life insurers, based on 64 profiles of differing gender, age, occupation, premium and features.

10
Sep
2015

Zurich Emerging Markets Fund receives first Lonsec rating

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) has announced its Emerging Markets Equity Fund has received its first rating from Lonsec.

2
Sep
2015

Zurich provides advisers with robo-advice edge

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) has given financial advisers a new way to enhance their client engagement experience with the launch of its new Wealth Index tool.

1
Sep
2015

Zurich appoints Head of Operational Excellence

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Margaret (Mags) De Almeida to the newly created role of Head of Operational Excellence within its Life and Investments business.

August

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Aug
2015

Zurich appoints Commercial State Manager NSW/ACT, General Insurance

Zurich Financial Services Australia is pleased to announce that Craig Sandy has been appointed to the role of Commercial State Manager for NSW and ACT.

13
Aug
2015

Zurich launches innovative Management Liability offering on Z.stream

Zurich is delivering on its commitment to brokers and customers with today’s launch of Management Liability Insurance Commercial on Z.stream.

11
Aug
2015

Zurich strengthens Life Risk sales team with key appointments

Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) has further strengthened its Life Risk sales team with the appointment of four new Business Development Managers across the New South Wales, Queensland and Victorian regions.

10
Aug
2015

FPA and Zurich launch world first Insurance Literacy Index revealing financial literacy gap

More needs to be done to combat the life insurance literacy gap, with too many Australians incorrectly viewing services such as the NDIS and Centrelink as life insurance substitutes and relying on their super fund’s default level of insurance cover.

10
Aug
2015

Zurich partners with risk advisers to design ‘LIF readiness blueprint’

Financial advisers see product and process innovation as vital if the changes driven by the new Life Insurance Framework (LIF) are to result in better consumer outcomes. This is one of the headline conclusions from Zurich’s recently completed adviser roundtable program ‘Blueprint for the Future’.

July

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Jul
2015

Zurich announces Nick Dendrinos as Head of Motor & CTP Australia and New Zealand

Zurich Financial Services Australia is pleased to announce that Nick Dendrinos has been appointed Head of Motor & CTP Australia and New Zealand.

28
Jul
2015

Zurich forecasts “Investable Megatrends”

Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) has today released its forecast of the medium to long-term investments opportunities from around the globe, based upon five megatrends which are fundamentally changing the fabric of modern economies.

21
Jul
2015

Zurich life insurance now offered on Praemium’s award-winning SMA platform

Praemium and Zurich Life & Investments are pleased to announce a partnership that will see Zurich’s suite of life insurance solutions offered as an option on Praemium SuperSMA, the retail super version of its award-winning SMA platform technology.

15
Jul
2015

Risk advisers to focus on compliance and technology to drive post-reform efficiency: new Zurich research

Financial advisers see increased efficiency as the single biggest change they will make in their business to help transition to the new life insurance remuneration framework. And they expect technology and more streamlined compliance processes to be the most important drivers of that efficiency.

9
Jul
2015

Zurich appoints new Investment Specialist

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Charles Stodart to the Strategic Accounts and Research team, in the role of Investment Specialist, where he will provide key support and investment commentary to financial advisers and investors of Zurich’s suite of managed funds.

June

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Jun
2015

Zurich reaffirms commitment and support to advisers in wake of joint industry proposal on future of life insurance advice

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) welcomes the Federal Government’s endorsement of a joint industry proposition on the future of life insurance advice in Australia, developed cooperatively by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA), Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and Financial Services Council (FSC), in consultation with the industry.

22
Jun
2015

Zurich Australia appoints new COO, General Insurance

Zurich Australia has appointed a leading wealth and banking specialist as its new Chief Operating Officer, General Insurance.

22
Jun
2015

Post Trowbridge: Small business segment to see heightened adviser focus

Whilst the Federal Government is yet to settle on its blueprint for the future of life insurance advice, there is little doubt that significant changes to adviser remuneration will be a centrepiece of that plan.

May

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May
2015

Zurich boosts its strategic accounts team, reflecting its commitment to important dealer group relationships

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) is pleased to announce two significant appointments to its retail life risk Strategic Accounts team, strengthening the resources and breadth of talent dedicated to managing key relationships with dealer group partners.

21
May
2015

Award winning financial literacy advocate drives success with unique client segmentation approach

With a trademark ‘can-do’ approach, a leading Australian financial planner and advocate for client centric professional advice has revealed some of her winning business ways, forged by investing greater time in her clients’ education and financial literacy.

18
May
2015

Search for Australia’s Elite Advisers and Advice Businesses Begins


AFA and Zurich launch Adviser and Practice of the Year
SYDNEY: 18 May 2015 – The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and foundation award partner Zurich have launched the 2015 AFA Adviser of the Year and AFA Practice of the Year awards (the Awards) commencing the search for Australia’s elite advisers and advice businesses.

5
May
2015

New quoting platform to drive significant efficiency gains for risk advisers

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) has this week launched a new life insurance quoting and application system, ‘ZXpress,’ that is expected to drive significant efficiency gains amongst life insurance advisers.

April

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Apr
2015

Zurich appoints Reece Foster as Life Risk Regional Manager, Queensland

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Reece Foster as Life Risk Regional Sales Manager, Queensland.

15
Apr
2015

Zurich announces seven market-facing promotions and appointments in Sydney and Melbourne

Zurich is pleased to announce seven senior general insurance appointments across its commercial and global corporate teams.

March

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Mar
2015

Zurich Financial Services Australia acknowledges the recent release of the Trowbridge report

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) acknowledges the release of the Trowbridge report as an important step towards designing a new future for life insurance advice in Australia, and applauds the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and the FSC for proactively and jointly seeking to create the blueprint for that future.

26
Mar
2015

Zurich recognised for ‘Big Thinking’ by Financial Services Council

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) is proud to have been honoured with the “Big Thinking Award” at the Financial Services Council’s prestigious Life Insurance Awards for 2015 last night.

25
Mar
2015

New research finds customer-centred innovation agenda underpins high satisfaction amongst financial advice customers

Customer communication, marketing and financial management will dominate the financial adviser innovation agenda during 2015, according to research released by Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) in Sydney today.

18
Mar
2015

Zurich Appoints new Head of Commercial Distribution

Zurich General Insurance in Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Anthony Cooper to the role of Head of Commercial Distribution. In his role Anthony will be reporting to Executive General Manager of Commercial, Adrian Riminton.

6
Mar
2015

Zurich launches first consumer facing life insurance app

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) has launched a new tablet app, designed to help financial advisers improve their customer engagement process.

6
Mar
2015

Australian-first with Zurich launch of Z.stream Commercial for ISR, Liability and Motor risks

Zurich launches Z.stream Commercial allowing brokers to offer their clients a single or bundled solution for their Industrial Special Risks (ISR), Liability and Motor risks.

2
Mar
2015

Terry Paradine to retire as Zurich Australia Board Chairman with Paul Bedbrook taking up the helm

Zurich Financial Services Australia announces the retirement of Chairman, Terry Paradine and appointment of Paul Bedbrook as its incoming Chairman of its key general insurance, life and investment entities.

February

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Feb
2015

Zurich’s latest product update boosts affordability as household budget pressures increase

Zurich has maintained its longstanding commitment to twice-yearly risk product enhancements with the announcement of its forthcoming March 1st update.

16
Feb
2015

Keep on truckin’ – safely

What distinguishes a trucking company with a good safety record from one that performs poorly on safety? That’s the question which has focused the mind of UNSW academic Lori Mooren.

2
Feb
2015

Outsmarted: the perils of smart vehicles

Connected vehicles promise a world of advantages, from infotainment and route advice to toll payments and recovery of stolen vehicles.

January

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Jan
2015

Zurich partnership to improve quality of strategic life insurance advice

Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) today announced details of a new partnership with Melbourne-based life insurance coaching and strategy specialist, 19Thirty.

2014 Media releases

November

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Nov
2014

Zurich announces Sean Walker as new Chief Underwriting Officer

Zurich Australian Insurance has announced the appointment of Sean Walker as its new General Insurance Chief Underwriting Officer.

24
Nov
2014

Counterfeit products: new risks in global value chains

The practice of counterfeiting has expanded from its traditional core markets of art and luxury goods to electronics, food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, automotive parts, agricultural products and more. But the most worrying and widely underestimated aspect of counterfeiting, according to a report just released by Zurich Insurance, is the pace at which it is evolving.

17
Nov
2014

Zurich drives road safety
Zurich Australia’s first customer forum on road safety

As the go-to insurer for the transportation and logistics industry, Zurich has an acute understanding of road safety.

11
Nov
2014

Risky Business
Zurich sponsors the inaugural intervarsity MBA debate

The business risks associated with foreign investment, social media and positive discrimination were debated last night (10.11.14) in the NSW Parliament House, by students from MBA courses at the four Sydney Universities. The inaugural intervarsity debate was sponsored by Zurich Insurance Australia.

10
Nov
2014

Zurich Announces CEO Appointments within its Life business

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) today announced the appointment of Mr. Colin Morgan to the role of Chief Executive Officer, Global Life, for the Asia Pacific region.

October

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Oct
2014

Zurich evolves service to Brokers

Zurich Financial Services has this week indicated its intention to further enhance its service delivery model as it aligns structure to its business strategy.

23
Oct
2014

Australian SMEs main growth opportunities: new customers and cost reductions

New customer segments and cost/expense reduction are the most commonly identified opportunities for small and medium sized business globally in the Zurich 2014 SME Survey. Australian SMEs are completely in line with this global finding.

16
Oct
2014

Underpricing residential strata destabilises market

‘The insurance industry needs to correct the inadequate pricing on catastrophe exposure for residential strata. If it continues to be underpriced, this will have a significant impact on the market around availability and affordability,’ says Peter Jones, Head of SME Underwriting with Zurich Australian Insurance.

9
Oct
2014

Wages component of Australian SMEs increases - Results of Zurich’s Global SME report now in

Over a third of Australian small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) surveyed on behalf of Zurich Insurance Group said they had increased wages during the 2013/2014 financial year.

August

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Aug
2014

Environmentally friendly - Zurich looks at the risks and benefits of Green Construction at 2014 ANZIIF Claims Convention

Zurich's National Risk Engineering Customer Relationship Manager, Mervyn Rea and Claims Account Manager, Global Corporate, Steven Kopti presented on 'Green Construction' at the AICLA-ANZIIF Claims Convention: The Changing World of Claims on 13 - 14 August, with a specific focus on future risk management strategies associated with environmentally sustainable buildings.

15
Aug
2014

Zurich appoints new Executive General Manager - Commercial

Zurich General Insurance in Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Adrian Riminton to the role of Executive General Manger Commercial. Adrian is currently General Manager of the New Zealand business.

5
Aug
2014

Zurich report warns complex technologies for Australia's big business are riskier than expected

A report into future cyber risks for large companies operating within Australia warns current cyber risk management is flawed due to new technology that is too complex for many to understand.

July

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Jul
2014

Zurich research finds small to medium businesses in Australia are risking ruin from cyber crime

New technologies are game changers for small to medium business in Australia, but they can also bring new cyber security risks that could lead businesses on a path to ruin, according to a new report from Zurich.

21
Jul
2014

Zurich partners with AdviserLogic to deliver adviser efficiency boost

Zurich Financial Services Australia - the first life insurer to offer daily data feeds - today announced the extension of this facility to users of the AdviserLogic platform.

11
Jul
2014

Zurich expands and strengthens Life Risk sales team with key appointments

Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) has further strengthened its Life Risk sales team with the appointment of two new Business Development Managers and one Business Development Associate across the New South Wales and Victorian teams.

June

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Jun
2014

Zurich research finds Australian IT companies must prepare to face global internet failure

According to a recent Zurich industry paper on future cyber risks for the global IT industry – implementing preventative cybercrime measures can be compared to the hopelessness of forever stacking sandbags to protect against a severe hurricane.

18
Jun
2014

From London to Tokyo to Sydney: Zurich welcomes Giles Crowley as new EGM Global Corporate Australia & New Zealand

Zurich is pleased to announce the appointment of Giles Crowley as its new Executive General Manager - Global Corporate Australia and New Zealand. Giles brings highly sophisticated insurance acumen gained from working in the UK and other international markets to our Australian business.

2
Jun
2014

Zurich’s Victoria & Tasmania team bolstered with appointment of Ross McCallum as new State Distribution Manager

Zurich continues to strengthen its market-facing presence with another key appointment as we welcome Ross McCallum to the position of State Distribution Manager for Victoria & Tasmania. Ross will commence on 24 June 2014.

May

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May
2014

Zurich research finds cyber risks have potential to threaten the Australian automotive and transport industry sectors

The Australian transport and automotive industry sectors could be exposed to a number of previously neglected risks as a result of an increasing reliance on internet connected infrastructure, reveals new research published by Zurich.

8
May
2014

How cyber risk aware is your business? Zurich identifies seven cyber risks that threaten systemic shock

To avoid a global shock similar to the 2008 financial crisis, organisations must improve their response to cyber risks, says a new report published by Zurich in collaboration with international think tank the Atlantic Council.

7
May
2014

Zurich helps to create a positive road safety culture as part of new National Road Safety Partnership Program

Zurich is delighted to support the launch of the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) developed by the National Transport Commission, which aims to see Australian businesses reduce fatality and injury rates by sharing their proven road safety tips.

7
May
2014

Zurich to withdraw from Australian group life insurance market


Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) today announced its intention to withdraw from the Australian group life insurance market.

April

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Apr
2014

Zurich brings new motor and marine capability to the market to "make life even easier" for brokers

Zurich is delighted to be the first commercial insurer to market with a new motor capability which takes the hassle out of vehicle selection when quoting motor insurance.

11
Apr
2014

Zurich to focus on full commercial and global corporate range in three-year strategy

An increased focus on the global corporate sector; further expansion into the small to medium enterprise (SME) market; and better tailored products for larger Australian companies, are at the heart of a three-year local strategy confirming Zurich’s long-term commitment to Australia.

3
Apr
2014

Zurich draws on global network to internally appoint new Head of Financial Lines Australia & New Zealand

Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) welcomes Marc Luginbühl to the role of Head of Financial Lines Australia & New Zealand, effective June 1, 2014. Marc has spent the last eight years serving in a variety of Financial Lines roles most recently as Head of Financial Lines for Zurich in Switzerland.

March

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Mar
2014

Zurich appoints Ms Khanh-vy Ho ('KV') as Regional Sales Manager Life Risk, Victoria

Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) announced today the appointment of Ms Khanh-vy ('KV') Ho to the role of Regional Sales Manager Life Risk, Victoria. In this role Ms Ho will be responsible for the delivery of Zurich's risk proposition to key distribution partners in Victoria and Tasmania.

11
Mar
2014

Zurich research finds increased risk awareness amongst SME's

Facing strong competition and sluggish consumer demand, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are adapting with resilience by targeting new customer groups and expanding into new markets, according to a Zurich survey which explores the challenges and aspirations of SMEs around the globe.

4
Mar
2014

Zurich says education and advice key to Australians avoiding life ‘mis-insurance’ gap

New research explores degree of Australia's mis-informed, mis-insured
Zurich today released new research showing many Australians have misperceptions about their life insurance, exposing them to a "mis-insurance" gap, the consequences of which may be equally as damaging as an under-insurance gap.

February

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Feb
2014

Zurich boosts Life Risk Underwriting team to meet rapidly changing needs of advisers and customers

Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) announced today the appointment of two Senior Life Risk Underwriters – the latest in a string of appointments for the Life & Investments business - that have been made to further align Zurich’s proposition to the rapidly changing needs of advisers and customers.

3
Feb
2014

Zurich launches iPad communications mix simulator

Zurich today announced the launch of a communications mix simulator, designed to enable financial advisers to assess the effectiveness of their client communication strategy.

January

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Jan
2014

Andy Marshall appointed to strategic sales role

Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) announced today that Mr Andy Marshall has been appointed to the national role of Head of Sales Strategies and Research, Life Risk.