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Aegon hires ex-Fidelity strategy head for platform role

Aegon has appointed ex-Fidelity strategy head Ed Dymott (pictured) to the newly created role of managing director for transformation, innovation and growth. Aegon says Dymott will be responsible for strategic planning and ensuring the business is well placed to capitalise on changes in adviser and customer needs. This will involve analysis of industry developments including the latest […]


Intrinsic managing director to leave wealth network

Intrinsic wealth network managing director Stephen Fryett is set to leave the business the business in mid-2019. Fryett has been with Intrinsic since its formation in 2005, initially as network sales director before becoming managing director of the wealth network in 2016. Fryett overlooked investment and pension advisers at the wealth network. The company said […]


Brooks Macdonald managing director steps down

Brooks Macdonald managing director of UK investment management Nick Holmes is stepping down after 22 years at the firm. He decided to step down from the board on 30 November and will leave at the end of the year, an announcement from the firm this morning reveals. Following Holmes’s departure, the UK investment management business […]


Vanguard chairman to step down

Vanguard chairman Bill McNabb will step down next year, the passive fund giant has announced. Chief executive Tim Buckley will take on responsibility for chairing the firm’s board from January 1, 2019 – a year after he become chief executive McNabb joined Vanguard in 1986, becoming chief executive in 2008 and then chairman a year […]

Ex-SJP chair joins Buxton’s OMGI spin-off

Former St James’s Place chair Sarah Bates has joined Richard Buxton’s new spin-off from Old Mutual Global Investors. The new firm, Merian Global Investors, has named Bates as non-executive chair. Bates had chaired SJP since 2014, but stepped down earlier this year. She had spent a total of 14 years with the firm. Former Legal […]

Sanlam poaches from Aberdeen Standard for new distribution head

Sanlam UK has brought in Richard Pursglove as its new distribution head to lead the business’s sales and marketing strategy. Pursglove most recently worked at Aberdeen Standard Investments to support the integration of the global distribution team during the merger of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life. Pursglove started his career as an IFA and […]


FCA director to join Pensions Regulator in newly created role

The Pensions Regulator has appointed the FCA’s Jo Hill to the newly created position of executive director of strategy and risk. She starts the role in November and is currently the FCA’s director of market intelligence, data and analysis. As an experienced regulator, Hill has a strong background in supervision, enforcement, insight and analysis at […]


Brewin Dolphin poaches UBS planning head to open new office

Brewin Dolphin has poached UBS’ deputy financial planning head Keith Sheenan to bolster its new office in West London. Sheenan was deputy head of the financial planning team at UBS Wealth Management for seven years, and has almost 20 years of experience in providing wealth planning and holistic financial advice to high net worth private […]