Allianz Retire+ bolsters distribution team

Allianz Retire+ continues to boost its capabilities, adding two new faces from Colonial First State and Equity Trustees.

Allianz Retire+ has welcomed Fabian Cockle and Joanna Orrell to its distribution team.

Cockle has been appointed senior business development manager for Victoria and Western Australia.

He will work closely with dealer groups and financial advisers to promote Allianz Retire+ solutions.

Cockle joins from Colonial First State and prior to that worked at Australian Unity. He has 20 years' experience in the industry.

Joanna Orrell steps into the role of senior business development manager for Queensland following with 14 years' experience in finance.

She joins Allianz Retire+ from Equity Trustees, where she was responsible for distributing estate planning and trustee services to licensees and financial advisers.

Prior to that, Orrell had roles with Zurich Investments and BT Financial Group.

Allianz Retire+ head of distribution Catriona Wortley said:  "We're delighted to announce the appointments of Fabian and Joanna."

"Their wealth of experience makes them strong additions to our distribution team as we continue to build our presence in the Australian market. Investing in retirement is different and our distribution strategy is centred on education to deliver improved outcomes for Australian retirees. "

Cockle and Orrell will both play an integral role in working with advisers and dealer groups, she added.

Allianz Retire+ is a retirement income joint venture between Allianz and PIMCO.

Read more: Allianz RetireColonial First StateEquity TrusteesJoanna OrrellFabian CockleAustralian UnityBT Financial GroupCatriona WortleyPIMCOWestern AustraliaZurich Investments
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