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Ex-Pru chief to head MGM marketing

MGM Advantage has appoin-ted Lynsay Dickinson as head of marketing. She joins the firm from Prudential.

Dickinson managed public relations for Pru’s annuities and lifetime mortgage products division and has also worked as senior marketing manager for Prudential’s annuities arm.

Goodey says: “She joins a team united in the belief that people are not getting the best deal they deserve when they retire.

“Consumers need good advice, especially now that times are tougher.

“MGM intends to play a vital role in making people aware of the need to shop around and seek independent advice so they can make the most of their pension pot.”

The firm also strengthened its Designs for Retirement team with the appointment of Mark Joannes as a commercial actuary.


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Following a cabinet reshuffle in light of last week’s general election, David Cameron has announced that Ros Altmann will be replacing Steve Webb as pensions minister. As the industry works with one of the largest reforms to the sector in almost a century, the former adviser to Tony Blair has been tasked with ensuring that the pensions revolution does not stray off track.


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