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Personal Touch appoints Robin Dowling as GI manager

Personal Touch Financial Services has appointed Robin Dowling as general insurance manager.

He joins from Legal & General healthcare where he was national sales manager. Prior to that he worked in life and pensions for Scottish Equitable and National Mutual Life.

His role will sit across GI and healthcare as PTFS says its offering is to ensure advisers can access an array of products and the systems to handle them efficiently to ensure high service standards.

PTFS managing director Mike Allison says: “Robin’s appointment
comes at a particularly important time for Personal Touch. The
business enjoyed excellent growth in 2005 and we are aiming to exceed
this performance in the current year.

“An important part of Robin’s role will be to further enhance our
business proposition to our appointed representative and directly
authorised members, and he will play a major role in further
developing the general insurance and healthcare areas.”


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