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Zurich hires ex-Macquarie wrap head to develop platform

Zurich Financial Services Group has recruited former Macquarie head of product and proposition for wraps and wealth management Adrian Nash to develop Zurich’s platform due later this year.

Nash has been appointed as head of wealth propositions at the insurer, and will also be responsible for developing and marketing retail pensions and investments.

Nash will report to Zurich chief growth officer for UK Life David Etherington.

Etherington says: “I am delighted to welcome Adrian on board to lead the delivery of our corporate savings and retail platform.  

“His combination of skills and breadth of experience will be an enormous asset in helping us to achieve the delivery of our platform later this year.”



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Axa adds pricing tiers to cut fees for HNWs

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