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Mann steps down at Bankhall

Peter Mann is stepping down in his role as head of Bankhall as he takes up the role of chief development officer at parent group Skandia UK.

Mann joined Bankhall in 2001 as business development director progressing to managing director then chief executive in August 2005.

Nick Poyntz-Wright, chief executive of Skandia UK, says: “Mann’s appointment, with his vast and detailed knowledge of the needs of adviser businesses, will further cement our sole focus on the needs of the financial adviser market.”

Mann says: “Skandia is a business that I have a huge amount of respect for and I know that this respect reaches far into the adviser community.

“The company is ideally placed to lead the development of the platform market and help financial advisers thrive in our changing market.

“I am extremely excited to be joining Skandia at such a crucial time and am looking forward to playing a key role in shaping its future success.”

He will take up his new role on October 6 2008, subject to regulatory approval.


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