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Zurich wrap chief Adrian Nash to leave

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Zurich head of wealth propositions Adrian Nash is leaving the firm as part of moves to cut 200 jobs at the provider.

Nash joined Zurich in February 2011 and was responsible for developing and marketing retail pensions and investments, in addition to leading work on the Zurich platform proposition which soft-launched in September.

Head of marketing promotions Tony Solomon and head of underwriting and protection Phil Brown are also understood to be leaving as part of the job cuts, announced in September.

A Zurich spokeswoman says the firm cannot comment on Nash’s departure as it is still going through its 90-day consultation.

Nash was previously at Macquarie for five years and also worked as a wrap consultant at Axa Elevate.

In November 2010, Macquarie announced the closure of its UK wrap platform and adviser support service Veracity. In January 2011, John Baxter led a management buyout of Veracity.

Murphy Financial associate partner Adrian Murphy says: “It is a strange time for Adrian Nash to be leaving Zurich having got the platform to this point. I think by coming to market so late, Zurich is going to have some issues attracting advisers onto the platform.”

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