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Friends Life recruits new head of longevity


Friends Life has appointed Neil Robjohns as head of longevity.

Robjohns joins the provider from Barnett Waddingham, where he provided specialist support through longevity-related advice, tools and research. Prior to this he was head of pricing at Munich Re.

Robjohns will report to Friends Life retirement income managing director David Still.

Still says: “Neil brings a wealth of industry experience that I’m sure will be invaluable in helping us build a substantial retirement income business that provides market leading support for our customers as they approach retirement.”



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