564 active solely as broker or multiple agents experts of for occupational retirement provision of various sizes were nationwide if asked. Positive prospects for the future: demand expected retirement over 68% of independent brokers for solutions to the bAV for the next 3 years, and this in spite of the current economic environment. Over 61% of independent brokers are even convinced that the financial crisis will have no negative impact on your bAV business. However, only about 10% of respondents see a decline of business in this segment and believe in a decreasing demand for years to come. Direct insurance routinely up within the implementation way: 72% expect here even better sales. The positive assessment for the implementation way of the Provident Fund is followed.
Here, at least 38% see better opportunities for the future. However, be falling for the Pension Fund and the pension funds with 55% of the vote over each sales expected in the next few years. Lead investigator Christopher Kahl from SMARTcompagnie says: product vendors who want to successfully cooperate in the future with independent brokers in this segment, must adjust to an increasing competitive pressure and your services, be it products, services, or the competent sales support, within the framework of a regular process check and adjust. In particular the quality of customer service as well as future product developments in the focus of the intermediary are in.” AssCompact AWARD 2009 occupational pensions: the Favorites of agents due to the special situation of independent brokers can choose, what companies they recommend in an individual case is especially valuable to their verdict on the performance of the product provider. And: who wants to convince an independent intermediary, which has all along the line do. In total 14 Performance criteria was asked about the importance for the intermediaries as well as the respective favourites. Still investigated companies preferably recommend respondents and which companies they recommend.