Succession Wealth recruits new CEO from guardian Aviva

Succession Wealth has appointed Roger Marsden, managing director, retail UK financial savings and retirement at Aviva, to develop into its new CEO.

Monetary Planning-focused Succession was acquired by Aviva for £385m in March 2022.

Mr Marsden will change James Stevenson who’s transferring on from the corporate to pursue pursuits exterior monetary providers. He has been CEO of Succession Wealth, arrange by the late entrepreneur Simon Chamberlain, for six years.

James Stevenson took over as CEO of Succession Wealth in January 2018 and oversaw the sale of the enterprise to Aviva.

Mr Marsden will take up his new position on 1 Feb topic to regulatory approval.

Mr Marsden has held senior roles in retail wealth and retirement companies for a few years. Earlier than becoming a member of Aviva, he labored at Barclays Capital and Deloitte, the place he certified as a chartered accountant.

Michele Golunska, MD of wealth and recommendation at Aviva, stated: “I’m delighted to welcome Roger Marsden as the brand new CEO of Succession Wealth.

“We have now formidable progress plans for our recommendation enterprise and I’m assured that Roger will lead our sturdy staff in Succession Wealth to proceed to drive the enterprise ahead. I additionally wish to thank James for the improbable job he has executed in rising Succession Wealth after which overseeing the combination with Aviva over the past 18 months. I want him the perfect as he takes an thrilling new route.”

Mr Stevenson stated: “Being a part of serving to construct Succession Wealth and seeing it go from energy to energy over the past 9 years has been an incredible privilege and I’m very happy with every thing our colleagues have achieved. With Succession Wealth now settled in its new house with Aviva, I really feel now’s the time to concentrate on new issues. I stay up for seeing the enterprise proceed to develop and construct below Roger’s management, providing our shoppers a spread of valued recommendation providers.”

Aviva acquired Monetary Planning-focused Succession Wealth for £385 million as a part of a significant transfer into the UK wealth administration market.

On the time of the takeover, Aviva stated that by 2039 it’s anticipated that one in 4 individuals within the UK can be over 65 and hundreds of thousands extra will want recommendation.

Aviva added that the Succession deal would give it the scope to supply “high-quality recommendation” to its roughly 4 million office pension prospects in addition to roughly 2 million particular person pensions and financial savings prospects, specializing in prospects who don’t at present have an adviser. 

Succession has grown quickly in recent times, organically and thru acquisitions. It’s a nationwide IFA with roughly 200 Monetary Planners advising on about £9.5 billion of belongings. It has 19,000 shoppers within the UK. It has acquired 60 Monetary Planning or monetary recommendation companies.


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