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Axa Wealth appoints new operations head for its Elevate platform

Axa Wealth has appointed Mark Links to head up operations on its Elevate platform.

Links will run operations for Elevate with responsibility for driving efficiency, overseeing regulatory requirements and enhancing the overall platform experience, reporting to chief operating officer Andrew Smith.

Links has spent 15 years in financial services and previously worked for Transact and Saunderson House.

Links says: “Elevate is well placed to be one of a small number of platforms who stand to become the natural choice for advisers going forward.”


Ignis appoints Mira Bhogaita to Ashby’s UK equity team

Ignis Asset Management has hired former LV= Asset Management portfolio manager Mira Bhogaita as a new portfolio manager in its UK equity team. Bhogaita will report to Ignis head of UK equities Graham Ashby and will help to manage the £5.9bn the eight-strong team runs across its retail and institutional portfolios. She will also cover […]


Maggie Thatcher: The PM who created IFAs

The first General Election I really remember was 1979 – watching John Craven’s Newsround break off to Downing St as Maggie entered No10. The first national party conference I attended was Brighton 1984, when Maggie and her Cabinet survived the IRA Bomb and the miners strike raged around us. As I studied economics in the […]

Aegon launches auto-enrol fund range with BlackRock

Aegon has launched an auto-enrolment investment range based around a series of lifestyle funds which will be managed by BlackRock. The funds are designed to be suitable as scheme default funds, and include three risk-managed funds from Aegon called the Managed Intelligently Workplace Savings funds. The medium-risk version of this fund will be used as […]

Stirling House unveils five-strong fund of funds range

Stirling House has launched a range of funds of funds to meet private clients’ differing risk and return appetites. The wealth management firm, which was founded over 10 years ago by a group of former St James’s Place financial advisers, and authorised corporate director Host Capital have appointed Sarasin & Partners to manage the investments […]


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