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Pension industry veteran Adrian Walker to retire - Old Mutual Wealth hires Ian Browne


After more than 27 years at Old Mutual Wealth, Adrian Walker will retire at the end of the year. He will be replaced by Ian Browne, who will take over as Head of Retirement Proposition Marketing in January.

Adrian has been at Old Mutual Wealth since October 1989. Over the past 27 years he has been responsible for the development of the company’s retirement proposition for advisers and clients.

Ian Browne joins Old Mutual Wealth from Axa Life Invest where he has been for the past two years. Most recently he was the group’s UK Propositions Manager and Pension and Regulatory Specialist. Before Axa he worked as a Product Proposition Manager for Sun Life Financial Canada and a Technical Support Consultant for Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.

Adrian WalkerAdrian Walker said: “Over the past 30 years the pensions industry has been subject to a huge quantity of changes. However, looking back to when I started, the landscape doesn’t look that different from where we are now. The continual tinkering with rules under the name of pension simplification has resulted in politicians breaking long term commitments regarding the future structure of pension saving, leaving customers and advisers confused. We need a time of stability and I would like to see fewer changes for an extended period of time.

“As for me, I’m looking forward to a period of travel and golf, but no one really retires anymore. I doubt I’ll be an exception to the trend and expect that I’ll still be contributing to the industry over the next few years.”

Ian Browne added: “I’m pleased to be invited to join Old Mutual Wealth. This is an exciting time for the business and for the pension industry. Old Mutual Wealth is known for its great work with the adviser community. I look forward to working with Jon Greer and the pensions specialists across the business to contribute and continue that effort.”

For more information contact

Tim Skelton-Smith
02380 916 998
07824 145 076

Michael Glenister
020 7778 9638
07469 144535

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 £118.7 billion in investments (as at 30 September 2019).

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: Advice and Wealth Management and Wealth Platforms.

Advice and Wealth Management encompasses the financial advice business, Quilter Financial Planning; the discretionary fund management business, Quilter Cheviot; and Quilter Investors, the Multi-asset investment solutions business.

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

The Quilter plc businesses are being re-branded as follows: 

  • Quilter Financial Planning (previously Intrinsic)
  • Quilter Private Client Advisers (previously Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers)
  • Charles Derby Group (becoming Quilter Financial Advisers)
  • Quilter Financial Adviser School
  • Quilter Cheviot
  • Quilter Investors
  • Old Mutual Wealth (becoming Quilter Wealth Solutions in 2020)
  • Old Mutual International (becoming Quilter International in 2020)

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