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Old Mutual Wealth bolsters adviser support with new appointments


Old Mutual Wealth, the leading wealth management business and adviser platform, has appointed Ed Peck to lead its UK distribution team in the South West, with Russell Bignall taking the helm in the North West region.

Ed and Russell, in their leadership roles, will be responsible for the sales and distribution of all products through their respective regional sales teams. 

Ed Peck joins Old Mutual Wealth from Standard Life where he was head of business development and value. He has 28 years’ experience in financial services in a variety of leadership, sales management and account management roles.

Russell Bignall joined Old Mutual Wealth as business development manager from BNY Mellon in April 2015 bringing with him a wealth of experience in asset management and investment products.

Ed and Russell will report to Gary Dale, who joined Old Mutual Wealth as head of advisory sales in September 2015.

Commenting on the appointment, Scott Goodsir, managing director of UK distribution, said:

“Ed brings a vast amount of experience of working with advisers to help them support their clients and make the most of the growth opportunities. The past year, since the introduction of pension freedoms, has seen advisers and their clients begin to come to terms with the new rules. I feel it is down to providers such as ourselves to give advisers the best tools, support and products to provide their clients with the best chance of positive outcomes and we have been constantly growing the team to offer additional support.

“This includes the doubling in size of our on-the-road technical specialists across pensions, investments, offshore and protection and also doubling our office-based team of adviser sales consultants.”

Ed Peck said:

"I am delighted to be joining the UK's leading wealth management business. Old Mutual Wealth's proposition, together with its strong market position, was a key factor in deciding to join. I look forward to helping advisers build and develop their businesses."

Russell Bignall said:

“I joined Old Mutual Wealth just as the pension freedoms came into force last year. The company’s commitment to helping advisers and their clients understand the investment landscape surrounding the new rules has been clear and I am looking forward to enhancing the support we provide further in this new regional role.”



For more information contact

Tim Skelton-SmithOld Mutual Wealth02380 916 99807824 145

Notes to editors:

About Quilter plc:

Quilter plc is a leading wealth management business in the UK and internationally, helping to create prosperity for the generations of today and tomorrow.

Quilter plc oversees £118.1 billion in customer investments (as at 30 September 2018).

It has an adviser and customer offering spanning: financial advice; investment platforms; multi-asset investment solutions and discretionary fund management.

The business is comprised of two segments: Wealth Platforms and Advice and Wealth Management.

Wealth Platforms includes the Old Mutual Wealth UK Platform; Old Mutual International, including AAM Advisory in Singapore; and the Old Mutual Wealth Heritage life assurance business.

Advice and Wealth Management encompasses the financial planning network, Intrinsic; Quilter Private Client Advisers; discretionary fund management business, Quilter Cheviot; and Quilter Investors, the Multi-asset investment solutions business.

The Quilter plc businesses are being re-branded to Quilter over a period of approximately two years:

• The Multi-asset business is now Quilter Investors

• Intrinsic to Quilter Financial Planning

• The private client advisers business is now Quilter Private Client Advisers

• The UK Platform to Quilter Wealth Solutions

• The International business to Quilter International

• The Heritage life assurance business to Quilter Life Assurance

• Quilter Cheviot will retain its name

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