Tag: Life Insurance

What Partnership Insurance Does For Your Business

What Partnership Insurance Does For Your Business

Over the course of my career, I’ve successfully exited two partnerships. One of these partnerships was with my brother.  We ran a thriving Insurance Brokerage together. We knew how important it was to get the right business protection in place. And so, my brother and I got around to the difficult conversation that so many business partners don’t want to…

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Why Do High-Income Executives Need Life Insurance?

Why Do High-Income Executives Need Life Insurance?

Recently, I wrote an article on the C-Suite Dilemma. It piqued the interest of some high-flying executives in my network and led to a few interesting conversations.  The gist of my article was ‘Make hay while the sun shines.’ Get all the right plans and policies in place while you’ve got a steady income inflow.  The natural follow-up response to…

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What If I Die Before You: Transactional Vs. Life-Long Client Relationships

What If I Die Before You: Transactional Vs. Life-Long Client Relationships

Do you know how some books stay with you long after you have read them?  One such book for me was David Maister’s ‘The Trusted Advisor.’ The content resonated deeply with me overall but one particular chapter got me thinking about the financial services sector, especially here in the UAE. This chapter was about transaction versus long-term client relationships.  Initially,…

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The C-Suite Dilemma We Don’t Really Talk About

The C-Suite Dilemma We Don’t Really Talk About

Up until very recently, I used to serve two right-fit client categories: The High Net Worth (HNW) Entrepreneur and the High-Income Executive.  The High-Income Executive group comprised individuals who were in C-suite positions with the powerhouse companies – the Fortune 500s, the big airlines, the energy giants. These executives typically earn an income between US$ 500,000 to US$ 1.5 million…

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Case Study: Have You Got Your Lifeboat In Place?

Case Study: Have You Got Your Lifeboat In Place?

When I joined the Life Insurance industry back in 1999, I was a young, ambitious, and impressionable advisor.   I got coached by an old-school advisor who taught me to use some pretty dramatic analogies and metaphors when selling Life Insurance.  Some of these included positioning Life Insurance as a lifeboat or the spare wheel that saved the day when you…

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De-Risk Your Joint Partnership Business with Life Insurance

De-Risk Your Joint Partnership Business with Life Insurance

As an entrepreneur in a joint business partnership, it is important to think about the repercussions your business partner may face should something happen to you.    Would they find it easy to handle the business once you are no longer around? Will there be new stakeholders in the business? And how amicable and smooth would the transition of these relationships…

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