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MetLife hires ex-Scot Wids director in guaranteed drawdown push

MetLife has appointed former Scottish Widows intermediaries director Simon Massey to push the company’s plans to expand in the guaranteed drawdown market following the Budget.

Massey, who left Scottish Widows in December following a restructure, is joining MetLife in the newly created role of wealth management director.

His career in financial services spans 28 years, including as director of IFA development at Aviva. He also oversaw the creation of a single intermediary business at Scottish Widows.

At MetLife Massey will be responsible for driving sales from advisers and the MetLife sales desk and developing new strategic partners. He will also work with MetLife’s marketing, product, business development and operations teams.

MetLift UK managing director Dominic Grinstead says: “The appointment of a wealth management director is a major development for our business and I am confident Simon will bring a strong focus and drive to ensuring we deliver our long-term growth strategy.” 

Simon Massey adds: “I’m thrilled to be joining MetLife, a business driven by ambitious plans, centred on the new pensions freedoms, to deliver some very exciting products to advisers.”

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  1. Hybrid products as mentioned here must be a good way of saving the ignorant general populace from total pension profligacy and idiocy. Let’s hope some of the said populace gets to hear about them – maybe the ‘Impartial Guidance’ will include such options and give them appropriate prominence!

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