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Former LIA chief exec Travis joins Amas board

Amas, the IFA acquisition and merger specialist, has appointed former LIA chief executive Jeff Travis to its board.

The company hopes that Travis, who will take up his position as a director with immediate effect, will be able to use his many industry contacts to “open doors that at the moment remain closed,” according to Amas founder Phil Calvert.

Travis was formerly chief executive of the LIA between 1995 and 2002. Prior to that, he was head of sales at Pearl Assurance.

Amas offers advice to IFA firms looking for potential buyers and to those looking to take the acquisition path.

The company says with the impending changes to the polarisation regime, there are many firms who may be looking to expand or get out of the industry.

Calvert says: “Many IFAs are seriously considering their options. These IFAs need clear, unbiased guidance and access to expertise. Jeff Travis&#39s experience will be invaluable.”

Travis says: “There comes a time when every business owner wishes to sell, and Amas assistance is vitally important to a successful outcome.”

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