Lombard Int’l launches new digital services platform

Lombard International Assurance has launched a new digital platform for high-net-worth individuals.

The new service, called ‘Connect’, is a described by Lombard IA as “a purpose built digital servicing platform” which provides online and secure access to client data, and transaction information.

The Luxembourg-based HNW and UHNW investment specialist said that client access to its range of services has been “transformed” as a result of the changes. In a statement announcing the launch Lombard IA said that Connect has been specifically designed in collaboration with the firm’s partners (including private banks and professional advisers).

It provides “real-time dashboard functionality with intuitive navigation” to access policy details, and latest Net Asset Values (NAVs) as well as online support through an interactive query handling facility via desktops, tablets and smartphones.

Connect is accessible 24/7 and available in six languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish the company said.

‘Important differentiator’

Axel Hörger, chief executive of Lombard International Assurance, called the proposition an “important differentiator” for the firm. “Connect digitises and enhances a number of our capabilities whilst complementing our ‘people touch’ points,” he said.

Lombard International Assurance provides wealth-structuring solutions using unit-linked life assurance solutions to high net worth individuals, their families and institutions around the globe.

With head offices located in Luxembourg and Philadelphia, the global group, branded as Lombard International in September 2015 and provides multi-jurisdictional wealth planning solutions through its partner networks with a global staff numbering over 500 in 20+ jurisdictions.

Funds managed by Blackstone which has assets under management of over US$360bn, is the owner of Lombard International, which itself has global assets under administration are in excess of US$80bn.

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