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Axa Elevate appoints three new distribution directors from rivals

AXA Distribution Services has appointed three new distribution directors to its Elevate platform.

Former Fidelity FundsNetwork national accounts manager Roz Simcock, former Norwich Union wrap development manager Bruce Cargill and former Fidelity FundsNetwork wrap key national accounts manager Dominic Clabby are to join Axa’s Elevate platform.

Simcock will now take charge of key accounts nationwide, Cargill will be responsible for accounts in Scotland and the North of England, while Clabby will be responsible for accounts in London and the South East.


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