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Aviva appoints Sesame chief exec as recommendation boss

Aviva has appointed Sesame Bankhall Group’s chief government, Michele Golunska, as its new managing director for wealth and recommendation.

Golunska, who headed up Sesame Bankhall’s adviser community for some two and a half years, will now oversee a far higher variety of the insurer’s operations.

She’s going to oversee Aviva’s middleman platform enterprise, the office enterprise, heritage buyer options and Aviva’s recommendation operations – which comprise Succession Wealth, Aviva Monetary Advisers, and Sesame Bankhall Group.

Following Golunska’s appointment, Sesame Bankhall Group’s managing director for distribution, Ross Liston, will take over the community as interim chief government.

In an announcement in the present day (July 28), Golunska mentioned: “This can be a nice alternative to construct on Aviva’s strengths within the wealth and recommendation markets.”

The insurer’s new recommendation boss mentioned she was dedicated to strengthening the relationships it has with the recommendation group,  together with James Stevenson and his staff at Succession Wealth.

“I’m a passionate believer within the significance of offering prime quality recommendation to prospects to assist enhance their monetary wellbeing,” she mentioned.

Earlier this 12 months, Aviva purchased nationwide IFA Succession for £385mn. On the time, the insurer mentioned the deal “considerably enhances” its presence within the wealth market as extra folks search recommendation for his or her retirement and financial savings choices.  

As of December, 31, 2021, Aviva’s whole group property underneath administration at have been £401bn.

Right this moment, Aviva’s chief government of UK and Eire life, Doug Brown, mentioned: “Aviva is a significant participant within the IFA and office markets, and we’re additionally considerably increasing our recommendation functionality to make sure that we will supply much-needed monetary recommendation to extra prospects.

“Michele has a key position to play in delivering our bold plans for these areas and I’m delighted to welcome her to my staff.”


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