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Ex-Skandia investment head Graham Bentley joins Axa Wealth

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Graham Bentley

Former Skandia head of proposition Graham Bentley is joining Axa Wealth as interim head of fund group relations.

Bentley will be responsible for delivering Axa Wealth’s customer and adviser investment propositions, and ensuring the company secures good commercial terms for investors.

He will join Axa Wealth tomorrow, ahead of a permanent appointment of head of fund group relations later this year.

The role sees Bentley provide consultancy services to Axa through his firm gbi2.

Bentley says: “I am delighted to undertake this project and to contribute to Axa Wealth’s future success.”

Axa Wealth chief executive Mike Kellard says: “Graham has been tasked with a review of the investment solutions we provide across the Axa Wealth business and to develop the proposition further. As part of our role as a leading distributor we also need to secure the best possible commercial terms from the services we use. This includes the asset management industry.
 
“Our business is well placed for the changing investment and platform environment we are in. However, we must continue to look ahead to how we see the investment world in future years. Graham’s extensive experience will be vital in this process.”

Bentley left Skandia parent Old Mutual in March, having been with the business since 2001. A restructure in December saw Bentley change roles from head of proposition to head of investment marketing.

He launched his consultancy business, Graham Bentley Investment Intelligence, last month.

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