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Octopus Property hires head of legal


Octopus Property has hired Emma Ryan as head of servicing and legal.

Ryan joins from Amicus where she spent over six years as head of redemptions and in-house counsel.

Octopus Property chief executive Mario Berti says: “With our continued investment in our team and our product development, this appointment could not be more timely and Emma’s extensive experience will help us to deliver even better customer service which is at the heart of our business.”

Octopus launched in February 2009 and carries out commercial, residential and development lending.


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