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Allianz equips independent brokers with LinkedIn Learning

Press release   •   Nov 03, 2020 10:30 GMT

Allianz Insurance has rolled out free access to online learning platform, LinkedIn Learning, to many of its independent brokers.

LinkedIn Learning provides organisations with online learning courses designed to help professionals develop essential business, technology and creative skills at their own pace through engaging, expert-led and high-quality production course videos.

Building on Allianz’s existing Broker Training proposition, which provides webinars and technical broker training programmes to all brokers, the new offering will provide select independent and regional brokers with access to more than 16,500 on-demand courses from LinkedIn Learning.

Brokers will receive a tailored experience with a dedicated ‘Allianz Recommended’ section where they can access relevant content and the courses specifically recommended by Allianz. Topics will include sales performance management, building resilience in a crisis, and mentoring and talent development.

Sarah Mallaby, director of broker markets, Allianz Insurance, said: “As part of the ongoing refresh of our broker training programme, we’re delighted to offer this additional benefit which demonstrates our commitment to developing our brokers.

“I believe that the breadth and flexibility of LinkedIn Learning offers an excellent opportunity for smaller independent brokers, who are committed to developing their people but may not necessarily have the resources to offer a range of training as comprehensive as this. The new training has been very well received so far and we’ve had some excellent feedback from brokers on the quality of the content.”

Jeff Matthews, Senior Director at LinkedIn Learning, said: “With the global pandemic accelerating change in organisations around the world, learning new skills and enhancing existing ones has never been more important to professional development and business performance. Allianz is leading the way in helping brokers gain new skills from cutting-edge learning courses taught by expert instructors. With a wealth of quality content to engage with, the courses offer a truly flexible way for professionals to keep their technical ‘hard’ skills and essential ‘soft’ skills sharp.”


Notes to Editors:

1. An image of Sarah Mallaby is available to download below. 

About Allianz Insurance:

Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.

About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million retail and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 740 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage almost 1.6 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2019, over 147,000 employees achieved total revenues of 142 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.9 billion euros for the group.

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This document includes forward-looking statements, such as prospects or expectations, that are based on management's current views and assumptions and subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance figures, or events may differ significantly from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Deviations may arise due to changes in factors including, but not limited to, the following: (i) the general economic and competitive situation in the Allianz Group's core business and core markets, (ii) the performance of financial markets (in particular market volatility, liquidity, and credit events), (iii) the frequency and severity of insured loss events, including those resulting from natural catastrophes, and the development of loss expenses, (iv) mortality and morbidity levels and trends, (v) persistency levels, (vi) particularly in the banking business, the extent of credit defaults, (vii) interest rate levels, (viii) currency exchange rates, most notably the EUR/USD exchange rate, (ix) changes in laws and regulations, including tax regulations, (x) the impact of acquisitions including and related integration issues and reorganization measures, and (xi) the general competitive conditions that, in each individual case, apply at a local, regional, national, and/or global level. Many of these changes can be exacerbated by terrorist activities.

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