Zurich – Middle East launches innovative adviser-first programme ahead of UAE regulatory changes

Tuesday 06 June 2017

Dubai - MENA Herald: Zurich – Middle East today announces the launch of Zurich FutureReady, an innovative programme designed to help financial advisers in United Arab Emirates (UAE) prepare for the upcoming regulatory changes to the country’s life insurance industry.
The launch of the programme is a significant milestone for Zurich – Middle East and highlights its commitment to supporting its distribution network and its customers in UAE.
Designed to support financial intermediaries and distributors as they prepare for, and implement, the changes required under the UAE Insurance Authority’s new proposed framework, Zurich FutureReady will act as a bridge between the current and future advisory business model.
Through a series of targeted initiatives and educational activities, the exclusive and unique programme will help Zurich – Middle East’s distribution partners future-proof their business model and establish the key building blocks for a successful advice- and service-driven business in a maturing market environment.
Programme initiatives will range from third-party training and workshops to exclusive events, asset management insight and digital tools and content, all of which will offer practical advice aimed at triggering the change process necessary to succeed in an evolving landscape.
The forward-thinking programme, which has been carefully structured to help Zurich – Middle East’s distribution partners deliver an increased and sustainable level of recurring revenue while positioning and marketing their services more effectively in the future, will be launched officially in September.
Commenting on the launch of Zurich FutureReady, Colum O'Brien, Zurich – Middle East Head of Retail, said: "Zurich FutureReady is a programme that we have devised to help business owners and advisers navigate the changes that are coming in the UAE market. In other markets, we have seen that those who have made and embraced the change have created value not only for themselves, for business owners, their staff and most importantly their customers.”

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