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Elevate to offer non-Axa wrappers

Axa Distribution Services is to offer third party product wrappers on its Elevate platform.

Elevate is currently in talks with a number of product providers to find a way of offering non-Axa wrappers on its platform, namely offshore bond and Sipp products.

The wrappers are due in Autumn, and will sit alongside Elevate’s existing product range.

Axa Distribution Services head of marketing Ian Thomas says: “Our business is focused on supporting advisers to help them maximise the quality of their proposition and the efficient management of their clients’ investments. In future this can be either through Elevate’s existing product range or through externally managed wrappers.

“In addition to the providers we are already in discussions with, we are actively seeking to add additional offshore bond and Sipp providers.”


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