View more on these topics

Zurich appoints five pension consultants

Zurich has appointed five new specialist pension consultants to raise the awareness of the Zurich pension proposition in the intermediary market.

Alan Godbeer, Andy Nash, Dave Lawson, Paul Rutland and Mark Thewlis will also be responsible for hosting technical pensions seminars to support Zurich’s current reviewing pensions fairly campaign.

Godbeer joins from L&G and has held previous technical and sales roles with NPI, Scottish Equitable and Towry Law.

Nash has worked in the pensions industry for 24 years and was previously an IFA and Lawson joins from Scottish Widows with 22 years of industry experience.

Rutland previously worked at O&M Systems in a senior management capacity and has held pensions management positions prior to that and Thewlis previously worked for Clerical Medical as head of pensions sales.

Zurich UK Life intermediary sales director Richard Howells says: “We are delighted to welcome all five new pension specialists on board and we are confident that they will be a great asset to our team. We aim to make it easy for distributors to do business with us and offer them support through training and marketing support.

“The appointment of the pension specialists will allow us to offer this specialist support to an even greater number of distributors as we seek to grow our share of the pensions market.”

Recommended

Green gauge

Are we seeing a hint of green? I am not referring to St Patrick’s Day, albeit the excuse to have another Guinness is always good news. It is, of course, “shoots” that I am referring to but I still can’t bring myself to say the phrase in full as there is a danger that I will be shot down by the press and even colleagues in the industry.

Adviser Fund Index

Gains from currency swings are a welcome bonus but playing foreign exchange movements is usually not part of funds’ investment strategy, according to Adviser Fund Index panellists.“The majority of recent global returns were because of currency movements and not because of the fund’s performance,” says Hillary Coghill, chief investment officer at City Asset Management. “Japanese […]

CII revenue up 7%

The CII Group has reported a 7 per cent growth in revenue in 2008 to £30.3m, up from £28.4m in 2007, and a rise in net profit to £1.9m from £1.0m.

India correction: a terrific entry point?

By Kunal Desai, head of Indian Equities, Neptune A key concern for investors who were looking at India afresh has been the rich valuations and strong prior performance. We view the correction in the market through short-term growth concerns from demonetisation as a terrific entry point for the long-term investor. Investors should not be overly concerned […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment