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Cofunds poaches Aviva head


Legal & General-owned platform Cofunds has appointed Aviva head of customer experience Matt Benson as head of operations.

Benson replaces head of retail operations Maggie Morris who will leave the platform at the end of June after seven years with the firm.

Cofunds says Benson will head up the administration teams across both its retail and institutional businesses.

Cofunds chief executive Chris Last says: “Matt has the mix of experience, enthusiasm and customer focus to drive through the service developments we have planned for the platform.”

Benson says: “I will be making sure that my team does not lose any of that drive to do the very best by our clients as the business grows further.”

L&G acquired the 75 per cent of Cofunds it did not already own in March for £131m in a deal which valued the business at £175m.


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  1. Good Grief. Cofunds has become an L&G fiefdom. L&G are not noted for great service for IFAs. Now they take on someone from AVIVA. Another life office. Another not renowned for great service. Are they so lacking imagination that they can’t recruit for organisations that are renowned for great customer service? What about M&S or Amazon for example.

  2. Andrew Veltman 18th June 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks for comments Harry. Interesting and useful as ever. #yawn

  3. If you hate them that much Harry (as you make clear all too often), why not just clear your money off and stop moaning!

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