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Fisher takes over at summit

Controversial Towry Law chief executive Andrew Fisher has been elected chair of the Personal Finance Society Leaders Summit Group.

The group was set up last year by the PFS with Ernst & Young head of insurance Shaun Crawford and former Prudential intermediaries director Tudor Taylor. Fisher succeeds Taylor as chairman.

Fisher, who will take on the role for one year, says the plan is to invite around 40 leading figures from distribution, manufacturing, fund management and platforms on to the group. He says key objectives for the second summit group are to find a common voice for the industry and to improve its public reputation.

The PFS says it will act as facilitator to the forum but it does not reflect its own views.

Fisher says: “I am putting together the agenda for the group. The idea is that it will give us a chance to really talk about the trends in the industry and what we can do to improve perception of the industry.

“The PFS wanted someone leading the group from distribution rather than a life company, which is why Tudor gave me a call as he thought I might be interested. The core objective for me is to achieve one common sense of purpose and set of goals for retail distribution as a whole.”

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