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Ascentric appoints sales and marketing director

Ascentric has appointed Mike Morrow as sales and marketing director.

Morrow joins the Royal London-owned wrap from HSBC where he was UK head of commercial wealth management. He was previously Axa Wealth head of platform distribution.

Morrow’s role will also cover Ascentric’s white-label service Investment Funds Direct Limited, he replaces Richard Goodall who left the firm in September to join SEI.

Ascentric managing director Hugo Thorman says: “He has the exact skill set and reputation we need to lead the sales and marketing team of a leading wrap platform business in this exciting and growing market.”

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