Successful separation of Pensions & Investments Business from ANZ
24 Oct 2022
Insignia Financial has successfully completed the separation of the pensions and investments (P&I) business from Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ). This is a significant milestone in our separation and simplification programs that also represents a landmark achievement within the financial services industry – it is the first time an organisation has completed the separation of a superannuation business from a big four bank in Australia.
In October 2022, Insignia Financial Ltd (“Insignia Financial”) completed the separation of the pensions and investments (P&I) business from Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ), which has been a multi-year program of work.
The successful separation is a significant milestone in Insignia Financial’s separation and simplification programs.
Key statistics include:
- 1,257 employees transitioned from ANZ to Insignia Financial during the course of the program;
- 638 commercial licence arrangements were separated from ANZ; and
- 589 applications were separated or migrated from ANZ.
Chris Weldon, Insignia Financial Chief Transformation Officer, said: “This is a momentous achievement for our organisation and the industry as major banks exit from wealth management to simplify their businesses. We’re thrilled to have successfully completed the P&I cutover and separation, and to have done so within our planned timelines.
“Unravelling complexities to achieve a clean separation is no small feat. All of the systems and people supporting the P&I business and its clients have now transitioned to the Insignia Financial environment, reinforcing Insignia Financial’s ability to execute on strategic initiatives.
“We now have full control and management of the systems which support the P&I business. This enables us to unlock benefits of scale for our clients and people, aligned to our enterprise priority of simplification.”
Read the media release here.