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ALLIANZ WELCOMES COMMERCIAL BROKERS TO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

Press Release   •   May 09, 2014 10:13 BST

Allianz has welcomed the third intake of Commercial brokers selected for its 2014 Partner Academy Scholarship Programme, at a launch event held at the Chartered Insurance Institute headquarters in the City of London.

Allianz has awarded 33 places to scholars this year, after receiving its highest number of applications yet from almost 150 candidates.

The successful applicants were joined at the event by Allianz representatives and their broker sponsors. Speaking at the event was Simon McGinn, General Manager, Allianz Commercial and Dr Sandy Scott, Chief Executive Officer, CII.

Now in its third year, the programme provides first-class tuition and revision sessions including free study texts to successful applicants, as well as invaluable networking opportunities at regular events. The initiative builds on the success of the Allianz Partners Academy, a long-running training initiative which has more than 500 brokers taking part each year.

Simon McGinn, Allianz Commercial, commented: “We have been very impressed with the high calibre of applicants this year and I am delighted to welcome our third intake of commercial broker scholars. The programme has been extremely successful in its first two years and its continuation reaffirms our ongoing commitment to nurture the future talent of the insurance industry and play our part in driving up professional standards that benefit customers.”

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Notes to Editors

1. Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, the largest property and casualty insurer worldwide.

Around 83 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz's knowledge, global reach, capital strength and solidity to help them make the most of financial opportunities and to avoid and safeguard themselves against risks. In 2013, around 148,000 employees in over 70 countries achieved total revenue of 110.8 billion euros.

For further information contact:

Sian Glennane, Senior Communications Officer, Allianz Insurance Tel: 01483 465 227 Mob: 07891 570995 Email: sian.glennane@allianz.co.uk


Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, the largest property and casualty insurer worldwide.

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