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February 26th, 2012 | Posted by Editor in News

Asteron Life launches adviser friendly package
Life insurance specialist Asteron Life has launched a new insurance package aimed at making life easier for independent financial advisers in the life risk business.

Life companies take adviser needs ‘seriously’
The AFA’s Richard Klipin said life insurance companies were taking the needs of advisers more seriously, and delivering the goods on products and services.

Macquarie Life appoints national underwriting manager
Macquarie Life has appointed Marcello Bertasso to the newly created role of National Underwriting Manager. Bertasso has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, 10 of which he spent in reinsurance.

ClearView eyes IFA expansion
ClearView Wealth has signalled its intention to pursue further opportunities within Australia’s IFA market.

Insurance insult
A gay Melbourne couple who were forced to undergo blood and medical tests as part of an application for income protection insurance have labelled the requirements ‘invasive’ and ‘insensitive’.

CommInsure executive joins Zurich
CommInsure chief financial officer and chief life actuary Greg Della has departed the group to join rival Zurich Australia. Zurich Australia life and investments chief executive Colin Morgan told InvestorDaily Della would return to Zurich in the role of chief life actuary for Zurich’s life and investments business. He will start with the firm in May.

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