Insurer Zurich is training its sales staff to obtain the same minimum qualification level as that required of the advisers they speak to.
Zurich's UK platform assets had grown to £6.97bn by the end of the third quarter.
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Zurich has created two new management roles in its UK life business to "take full advantage of significant market opportunities" and has hired former chief operating officer of Aegon employee benefits Iain Black.
More than half of advisers (53%) have found the transition to the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) either smooth or very smooth, according to research published today.
Zurich has appointed a new leadership team for its board following last month's resignation of Josef Ackermann over the death of the company's chief financial officer Pierre Wauthier.
Adviser Home has partnered with Zurich in order to assist advisers in developing their protection businesses.
Sesame Bankhall Group (SBG) has added several group protection products to its restricted advice proposition.
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