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Allianz launches Excellence in Technical to develop underwriter of the future

Posted: 2 September 2019

Allianz Insurance has revitalised its award winning underwriting academy by launching Excellence in Technical. Reflecting the latest advances in technology and supporting the development of the underwriter of the future, new faculties include data, pricing and portfolio management.

Key highlights include specialist online and external training alongside on the job support and a greater range of learning styles reflected in types of training available. Modules have been refreshed and new areas of expertise have been introduced to the programme.

The new data management faculty is split into seven areas of specialism so that the learning journey can be tailored to suit each individual role within that part of the business.

Allianz’s underwriting academy began in 2001 and Excellence in Technical evolves from this, and will continue to develop and grow as technology in insurance and the importance of data increases.

Neil Clutterbuck chief underwriting officer, Allianz Insurance, commented:

“In a highly competitive and fast moving market it’s crucial that we continually increase our technical trading capabilities. We need great underwriters but in addition we also need highly developed data and pricing skills to fully exploit the wealth of data we have using the latest technologies and ways of working available to us.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our employees as we’ve created bespoke learning journeys for each role. It’s about creating meaningful skill sets that serve the business and the individual in an increasingly digital world. Excellence in Technical demonstrates our ongoing commitment to learning and development ensuring that our people are equipped to respond to the evolving world.”

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