Traded endowment policy specialists Neville James have appointed Peter Mason as investment director and actuary.
Mason joins the Tep market maker from Guardian Royal Exchange where he held several senior positions including directorships.
Mason is also a non-executive director of the Countrywide Assured Group.
In his new role he will be responsible for all aspects of investment management and advice including strategy, valuation and new product research and development.
Neville James marketing manager Helen Langton says: "We value Peter's long experience of working directly within the insurance industry and are confident that he will be invaluable to the business.
"He brings with him a range of very specialist skills which will enhance our competitive edge as Tep market makers."