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Pension strategist joins Zifa

Zurich IFA has appointed David Hodges as its new UK group international pensions marketing manager.

Hodges joins from Eagle Star, where he held the position of pension sales manager.

At Eagle Star, he was responsible for developing a sales and marketing strategy to promote UK and international pension products to more than 120 IFA consultants throughout southern England and Northern Ireland.

His new Zifa role will see him devise an international sales and marketing strategy to help IFAs maximise growth potential.

Hodges also has 16 years&#39 experience in a sales advice environment. He says: “As international trade barriers have fallen and the number of internat-ionally mobile employees continues to increase, we understand local pension solutions may not always be the best choice.

“The challenge now is to highlight to IFAs the international pension opportunities that exist and to further grow our share of the business with products supported by state of the-art e-enabled sales and administration platforms.”

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