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AXA to launch new consolidated service for IFAs

AXA & Winterthur Wealth Management will launch a new financial services company providing a single point of contact for advisers for both new and old business.

AXA Winterthur Wealth Management will harness AXA Wealth Management, AXA Isle of Man and Winterthur and will include new fund of funds and manager of manager propositions from Architas as well as access to the AXA Elevate wrap platform.

The company will have a specialist sales team offering access to the full range of AXA & Winterthur Wealth Management branded products.

AXA & Winterthur Wealth Management CEO Mike Kellard says: “The primary aim of our new model is simple – to provide all our customers with the best products and service possible on a consistent basis.

“This will be done through one point of contact, based on Winterthur’s award-winning service model, whilst protecting the strength of both propositions and offering the full range of AXA & Winterthur products with simplified access and improved service.”


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