Zurich has announced its intention to enter the group risk market. Zurich's group risk business, se...
Zurich has announced its intention to enter the group risk market.
Zurich's group risk business, set to launch early this year, will be known as Zurich Corporate Risk. The insurer is currently building a corporate risk workforce and has announced key appointments for its executive team.
Jonathan Plumtree will be head of corporate risk. He joins from Unum where he held the position of finance director. Bob Cheesewright will be proposition director. Previously, he worked at Friends Provident, Swiss Life and Unum. Cheryl Brewer joins from Unum as distribution director. Jason Cripps leaves Zurich Corporate Pensions to become operations director. John Roberts joins from Canada Life as group risk actuary.
David Etherington, Zurich's chief growth officer, said group risk would complement its corporate pensions business. He added: "We are confident that Zurich will represent a compelling alternative in this market, making the important choice of risk benefits provider an easy decision to live with.
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