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Pensions veteran Adrian Walker to retire from Old Mutual Wealth

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Old Mutual Wealth retirement proposition marketing head Adrian Walker is to retire after more than 27 years at the company.

Walker will be replaced by Axa Life Invest’s UK propositions manager and pension and regulatory specialist Ian Browne, who will take over the role in January.

Walker joined Old Mutual Wealth in October 1989 and since then has been responsible for developing its retirement proposition for advisers and clients.

Walker says: “Over the past 30 years the pensions industry has been subject to a huge quantity of changes. However, looking back to when I started, the landscape doesn’t look that different from where we are now.

“The continual tinkering with rules under the name of pension simplification has resulted in politicians breaking long term commitments regarding the future structure of pension saving, leaving customers and advisers confused. We need a time of stability and I would like to see fewer changes for an extended period of time.”

Walker says he is looking forward to a period of travel and golf. He anticipates he will continue to contribute to the industry over the next few years.

Browne says: “I look forward to working with Jon Greer and the pensions specialists across the business to contribute and continue that effort.”

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