25 March 2024

Allianz Retire+ appoints Chief Distribution Officer, Wealth Management

Sydney, Australia (25 March 2024) Allianz Retire+ today announces the appointment of Brendon Rodda to Chief Distribution Officer, Wealth Management.

Mr Rodda further strengthens the wealth management capability and is responsible for leading the retirement specialist’s distribution strategy for the wealth management arm of the business. Within this capacity Mr Rodda will oversee the national sales efforts, technical services and platform and research relationships to deliver its flagship solution, Allianz Guaranteed Income for Life (AGILE) to the advice community as demand for retirement solutions increase.

Allianz Australia Life Insurance CEO, Adrian Stewart said, “We are thrilled to welcome Brendon to the Allianz Retire+ team. As an experienced leader within financial services, he offers a range of expertise across disciplines which will enhance our growth strategy.

Since the successful launch of Allianz Guaranteed Income for Life (AGILE) on HUB24  in November 2023, we have seen a significant increase in the number of advisers seeking scenario modelling for their clients’ portfolios. The AGILE solution helps deliver certainty to end clients and de-risks a client’s portfolio by guaranteeing income without giving up accessibility.

To the middle of February, AGILE is currently available to 4,678 financial advisers across 26 licensee approved product lists and is rapidly growing as financial advisers embrace the solution and recognise the important role it can play in a client’s overall portfolio. This activity is encouraging as we work to deliver greater access to advisers through our collaboration  with HUB24.”

With over twenty years’ experience within financial services Mr Rodda has a deep understanding of the wealth industry. Prior to joining Allianz Retire+, Mr Rodda oversaw the global wealth management distribution strategy at PIMCO in his role as Executive Vice President. Throughout his nine years working at the investment manager, he built and fostered broad relations across the industry, including dealer group heads, platform distribution partners and key market participants. Prior to that Mr Rodda also spent four years at Macquarie contributing to the strategic growth of the business, as Associate Director.

AGILE is a next generation retirement solution that delivers a guaranteed income for life, provides full advice platform integration opportunities and can be embedded within superannuation funds and account-based pensions. The solution also enables advisers to construct retirement strategies with certainty, years in advance of a client’s retirement.

Allianz is a global leader in the provision of retirement solutions. With over 30 years’ experience in the US retirement space, it is also a market-leader in Germany and across Europe delivering customer-centric retirement solutions.



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    About Allianz Retire

    Allianz Retire+ delivers the next generation of retirement income solutions to the Australian market. Our financial product solutions are designed to simplify the complex financial and emotional challenges that can confront people who are heading into retirement. Allianz Retire+ is a world-first Australian venture combining the scale and expertise of international insurance provider Allianz and global investment expert PIMCO.


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