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Origen loses rash of senior managers

Origen has suffered the resignation of a handful of senior managers in the last six weeks.

Investment manager John Monaghan, head of Ssas proposition Stephen Cave and London branch manager Simon Flint have all left the firm to pursue other interests.

This week former risk management and compliance director Greg Carter joined Positive Solutions as chief operating officer but he will retain an Aegon contract. Compliance director Sharon Lindsay will succeed him, having previously worked alongside Carter in the risk department.

The IFA has also seen 14 consultants leave including a team of five from its Kingston branch and a further 10 registered individuals have resigned in the last few weeks but Origen says it only has around a 7 per cent staff turnover rate.

Cave is joining law firm Harbottle Lewis as a sales director and Monaghan is joining Standard & Poor’s as a senior fund analyst. Flint has joined a smaller IFA firm.

Client services director Mark Pearson says: “These resignations are all for different reasons. Some have not liked the commute into London, others have taken their bonuses and gone and bought IFA firms. This tends to happen when bonus payments are given out – it is just that time of year.”


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