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    December 20, 2018

    The Cost of Care part II – Mental Health

    In analysing common methodologies used across the life insurance advice sector, we were able to identify a missing link that could help advice be more tailored and personalised. The Cost of Care whitepaper is an industry first, bringing together detailed research across the broad spectrum of injury and disease. Across three articles, we will delve into three of the biggest cost burdens facing Australians today – Cancer, Heart and Artery and Mental Health.

    December 20, 2018

    Tech beyond the FANGs

    High growth technology companies have become very popular in investment portfolios over the last few years and, notwithstanding some cooling in investor appetite in recent months, they have generally performed very well. The challenge is that this can lead to a concentration developing in markets that can increase the amount of risk for investors.

    December 20, 2018

    Closing off new quote functionality on the ZXpress platform on 1 January 2019

    After the successful release of the Zurich Adviser Portal which includes the new, online life quotes platform, we will be closing off the functionality to submit new quotes in ZXpress on 1 January 2019.

    December 20, 2018

    Economic and market outlook 2019: Choppy Waters

    2019 is likely to be the ebb tide of the economic cycle rather than its demise, with slowing global growth, benign inflation and low bond yields. However, the year will host a number of unpredictable but critical political and geopolitical events, creating choppy waters for investors and policymakers to navigate.

    November 29, 2018

    Leverage – why investors should take note

    One of the biggest challenges facing investors today is the amount of leverage globally, according to Steve Wreford, Portfolio Manager of the Zurich Investments Global Thematic Share Fund.

    November 29, 2018

    AREITs sub-sector in focus: Office

    Australia’s wealth is underpinned by property, and most people think ‘residential’ when property investing is mentioned. However, investors who consider Australian Real Estate Investment Trusts (AREITs) get exposure to so much more than just ‘residential’.

  • Life Insurance

    December 20, 2018

    The Cost of Care part II – Mental Health

    In analysing common methodologies used across the life insurance advice sector, we were able to identify a missing link that could help advice be more tailored and personalised. The Cost of Care whitepaper is an industry first, bringing together detailed research across the broad spectrum of injury and disease. Across three articles, we will delve into three of the biggest cost burdens facing Australians today – Cancer, Heart and Artery and Mental Health.

    December 20, 2018

    Closing off new quote functionality on the ZXpress platform on 1 January 2019

    After the successful release of the Zurich Adviser Portal which includes the new, online life quotes platform, we will be closing off the functionality to submit new quotes in ZXpress on 1 January 2019.

    November 12, 2018

    The Cost of Care Part 1 of 3 – The Cost of Cancer

    In analysing common methodologies used across the life insurance advice sector, we were able to identify a missing link that could help advice be more tailored and personalised. The Cost of Care whitepaper is an industry first, bringing together detailed research across the broad spectrum of injury and disease. Across three articles, we will delve into three of the biggest cost burdens facing Australians today – Cancer, Heart and Artery and Mental Health.

    November 12, 2018

    New 2019 Commission Rates Transition - What You Need to Know

    Since 1 January 2018, transitional arrangements have been in force that limit the amount of upfront commission paid for the sale of life insurance. An 88% cap of the first year’s premium was the first stage in broader reforms which were passed through parliament as part of the Life Insurance Remuneration Act in 2017.

    November 12, 2018

    Agile protection for a flexible workforce is becoming a reality for employers

    The business case for an agile social protection system fit for a 21st century labor market.

  • Investments

    December 20, 2018

    Tech beyond the FANGs

    High growth technology companies have become very popular in investment portfolios over the last few years and, notwithstanding some cooling in investor appetite in recent months, they have generally performed very well. The challenge is that this can lead to a concentration developing in markets that can increase the amount of risk for investors.

    December 20, 2018

    Economic and market outlook 2019: Choppy Waters

    2019 is likely to be the ebb tide of the economic cycle rather than its demise, with slowing global growth, benign inflation and low bond yields. However, the year will host a number of unpredictable but critical political and geopolitical events, creating choppy waters for investors and policymakers to navigate.

    November 29, 2018

    Leverage – why investors should take note

    One of the biggest challenges facing investors today is the amount of leverage globally, according to Steve Wreford, Portfolio Manager of the Zurich Investments Global Thematic Share Fund.

    November 29, 2018

    AREITs sub-sector in focus: Office

    Australia’s wealth is underpinned by property, and most people think ‘residential’ when property investing is mentioned. However, investors who consider Australian Real Estate Investment Trusts (AREITs) get exposure to so much more than just ‘residential’.

    November 29, 2018

    Market Update

    In this month’s Market Update Patrick Noble, Investment Specialist, looks at the latest events driving investor sentiment across the major asset classes.

    October 02, 2018

    Why Retail?

    Australia’s wealth is underpinned by property, and most people think ‘residential’ when property investing is mentioned. However, there are some key benefits for investors who consider Australian Real Estate Investment Trusts (AREITs) as part of a diversified portfolio.

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