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Sesame bolsters its research services

Rory Gravatt has been appointed by Sesame Bankhall Group to lead its research team as it evolves to meet advisers’ changing needs ahead of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).

Mr Gravatt has 18 years of experience in the industry and joined Sesame Bankhall Group from distribution, where he worked as a senior solutions consultant. Prior to this, he was head of pensions and protection research at Tenet Group.

George Higginson, chief executive of Sesame Bankhall Group, claimed that Sesame’s independent in-house research team will become “even more important” for independent advisers going forward due to the tough regulatory demands being placed on firms.

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He said: “Mr. Gravatt brings a wealth of technical product knowledge and a proven track record in successfully leading teams. This latest senior appointment is a further demonstration of how Sesame Bankhall Group is investing in the best industry talent to help our customers run successful businesses.”