Tributes have flooded in for Marsh, 47, who worked in the industry for over 24 years and was seen as a pioneer of specialist pension provision.
Hornbuckle Mitchell director Dave White will take over the role of managing director.
He says: “Neil was an inspirational leader with original vision and a brilliant understanding of pensions. He always brought warmth and professionalism to the business. He was passionate about what he did and this passion was infectious. Neil was instrumental in building Hornbuckle Mitchell into the strong and profitable business it is today. He leaves behind a tremendous record of achievement and an accomplished management team who are committed to pursuing his strategic vision. We already miss him very much.”
Richard Jacobs Pensions and Trustee Services managing director Richard Jacobs says: “What a shock. Neil was a very honest and active person in the industry. He was always prepared to challenge conventional thinking. Hornbuckle Mitchell is a great firm so no doubt it will carry on without him but this is very sad news.”
Syndaxi Financial Planning managing director Robert Reid says: “Neil was someone truly committed to making self administered pensions as accessible as possible and lobbying against the various injustices in the industry. This is very sad.”
Winterthur Life pensions strategy manager Mike Morrison says: “He’ll be sorely missed. Neil was a very good technician, a very good speaker and passionately involved in his subject. It’s a pity we’ll no longer be able to share the same platform or follow his arguments in the future.”