9 October 2023
Allianz Retire+ welcomes Head of Technical Services
Sydney, Australia (9 October 2023) Allianz Retire+ today announces the appointment of Justine Marquet to the newly created role, Head of Technical Services.
Ms Marquet is a highly credentialed leader with over 20 years’ experience in financial services, working across product development, regulatory change, operations and sales functions. Her career has spanned superannuation, retirement, wealth, insurance and financial advice, giving her a deep understanding of the challenges Allianz Retire+ is committed to solving.
The retirement income specialists welcome Ms Marquet from MLC Life where she was most recently Head of Technical Services, Research and Regulatory Change. Throughout her tenure at MLC Life she led a specialist team to analyse and deliver insights from product and market research.
Ms Marquet spearheaded the businesses response to regulatory changes for life products advocating for workable policy outcomes and delivering risk management tools and frameworks for multiple regulatory initiatives. She also provided technical services and expertise to build internal capabilities, customer trust and provide partner support to the external market.
In her new role, Ms. Marquet will provide technical support and educational resources to help advisers and superfunds navigate retirement planning. She will work closely with Chief Product and Marketing Officer Simon Aboud and the broader Allianz Retire+ team to deliver these services while also supporting the rollout of the businesses’ innovative longevity Allianz Guaranteed Income for Life (AGILE) product, launched earlier this year.
“Justine’s deep sector knowledge, strategic ability and understanding of the retirement landscape will be critical as we continue to engage with both superfunds and advisers to deliver a suite of retirement income solutions,” said Mr Aboud.
“We are committed to solving the issues facing retirees, superfunds and advisers. There is undeniable momentum from the industry to address the needs of retirees by providing solutions that deliver certainty and flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances.
Justine’s skills and experience in understanding how we can support advisers and superfunds solve these challenges is really exciting and we are thrilled to welcome her to the team.”
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About Justine Marquet
Justine is an expert on superannuation, retirement, wealth, insurance and financial advice. With over twenty years’ experience working within financial services Justine was most recently Head of Technical Services, Research and Regulatory Change at MLC Life where she was responsible for developing the capability, effectiveness and performance of the distribution team, external partners and cross functional colleagues. Justine led a high performing team with a focus on partner and customer experience, engaging widely across the organisation and working closely with stakeholders to inform, educate and prioritise key business decisions and initiatives.
Justine began her career at AMP and BT before spending six years at Kaplan heading up its Professional Development business and was responsible for delivering 40% of total revenue for the organisation. She led teams through development, design and implementation of multiple products, including video and on-line learning products, on-line reference library products and a new practice management program and magazine, to secure commercial success in a competitive market.
Following her time at Kaplan, Justine joined AIA as Senior Manager, Technical and Education Centre of Excellence delivering cutting-edge technical advice strategies, product and sales training, to improve partner experience, increase brand awareness and sales.
Justine has a Master of Commerce (Fin. Planning), from the University of Western Sydney and an Advanced Diploma of Superannuation Management, Deakin/ASFA.
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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