Everyone in Zurich was delighted to receive an early present with the news that we won a number of awards at the Brokers Ireland Excellence Awards, including the Overall Financial Broker Excellence award. With a large number of Financial Brokers completing this year's survey, to be voted number one by our peers is a great testament to our focus on delivering what you need – great products, market leading investments, and innovative broker support. We are immensely proud with how the Zurich team has stepped up to deal with the challenges of this year, but of course, we know that there is still room for improvement. You can be assured that the results and the detail contained within the survey will help to better inform us for 2022.
In addition to the overall award Zurich also picked up two of the four Pillar awards, and also an award for innovation:
Investment Provider Excellence
Pension Provider Excellence
In this month's newsletter you can register for our upcoming Investment Outlook 2022 webinar, learn about our recent Income Protection launch and more. As we all look forward to 2022, we hope you can join us for what promises to be a positive, engaging and insightful webinar and we think it will help set you and your business up for the year ahead. This webinar gives you the chance to hear directly from the award winning team at Zurich Investments.
We'd like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Thank you for all the support you've shown to Zurich in 2021. This year, like the year before, has been challenging for many people and we're sure everyone is looking forward to their well-earned rest over the festive season. At Zurich, we are very conscious that charity networks in Ireland have struggled financially in 2021, so once again, as part of our longstanding support of the Simon Community, we have made a donation to their House of Cards appeal to help address the problem of homelessness in Ireland. As always, if you have any questions regarding any of the topics in this newsletter please do not hesitate to contact your Zurich Broker Consultant.
Hear directly from David Warren, Chief Investment Officer at Zurich Investments and his colleagues, John McDermott and Anthony Conroy, as they review the ups and downs of 2021, and discuss their view of where 2022 may take investment markets.
In December we were delighted to announce that Zurich’s new Income Protection plan, the latest addition to our Protection suite, was live and open for business, explains Ronan O’Neill, Head of Retail at Corporate Marketing at Zurich.
In this latest investment podcast, Zurich’s Ian Slattery and Richard Temperley talk about how the medium-term fundamentals for the global economy and risk assets are still positive, despite the likelihood for near term volatility.
A portrait of a mother practicing healing methods on her son has been revealed as the winner of the National Gallery of Ireland’s Zurich Portrait Prize. And Della Cowper-Gray was announced as the winner of this years Zurich Young Portrait Prize.
Ronan O'Neill Head of Retail & Corporate Marketing
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