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LV= adding to retirement team

LV= has continued to expand its retirement solutions team with the appointment of Katherine Oxenham as business development manager.

Oxenham joins the company from Annuity Direct, where she was financial planning director. She is a senior examiner for the Chartered Insurance Institute.

In her new role, Oxenham will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities and clients. She will also take charge of the sales strategy for the retirement solutions business.

She says: “It is an exciting time to be joining LV=’s retirement business. I am looking forward to using my knowledge of the retirement market to build on the success that the team has already achieved and to support the continued growth of the business.”

Oxenham is the latest in a series of senior appointments within LV=’s retirement solutions division.

Former Partnership head of retirement products Philip Brown joined the company in August as head of retirement propositions.

In September, LV= appointed The Retirement Partnership founder Steve Lewis as head of distribution.

Lewis says: “LV= is increasingly making its mark as a strong player in the retirement market, reflected in our 2011 business results which showed a 14 per cent growth in sales.

“With Katherine’s extensive experience as an adviser, she will play a key role in supporting LV=’s retirement business.”


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