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Ex-Honister chief joins Positive Solutions

Aegon-owned IFA Positive Solutions has appointed Richard Pearson as chief operating officer.

PosSol chief executive Peter Coleman says: “Richard’s skills and experience in running a large IFA business and the insights he brings from having practised as an IFA for more than a decade are a welcome addition.”

Pearson (pictured) says: “Positive Solutions is a great business that is prepared for RDR and, having started the return to profitability, is poised to benefit from the opportunities that lie ahead.”

Pearson quit as Honister chief-exec at the end of March after less than a year in charge.

Jim Reeve stepped down as Positive Solutions chief executive in February.

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  1. So Pearson lasted less than a year with Honister? So what will we give him in PS? 6 months?

  2. Bit unfair Anonymus…from my experience Richard will be a sincere,sympathetic and very capable C.O.O. and it is P.S’s gain..no doubt.

  3. Anonymous, sorry you didn’t mention how many businesses you have managed & how successful you are?? Well said lion tamer, so easy to come on here & be critical, especially anonymously

  4. I have worked with Pearson he never hangs around for long, runs with the hares and hunts with the hounds

  5. Richard is very experienced, a top guy and I’m looking forward to working with him again.

  6. whistle blower 3rd July 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Considering the news re Honister today I wonder if the previous comments still stand regarding Mr Pearson

  7. @Steve 21 June

    “A top guy”

    This is totally outrageous. How on earth can Pearson not know what was going on when he left. How on earth can PS have any credibility left at all hiring the guy.

    He should be ashamed of himself and PS are showing a complete lack of judgement.

    The fact is that PS are not a great business and are a total drain on Aegon, the only upside is they are backed up by a daft insurer with deep pockets.

  8. On another note, can someone explain to me the reason for, and ethics of, a firm of independent financial advisers being owned by an insurance provider?

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