Head of investment services latest to leave Aegon

Mark Pearson, Aegon’s UK head of investment services, is to leave the company.

According to a statement from Aegon, 3 October will be Mr Pearson’s last day of work and the firm is not currently looking for a replacement.

This is the latest in a series of recent departures across the wider business, which has included former Origen chief executive Mike Kirsch and former head of media and public relations Mark Locke.

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Nick Dixon, investment director at Aegon, said: “During his 14 years with Aegon, Mark has been a key force in creating the Select range, broader investment choice, and guiding Aegon from life company towards an investment business. We thank Mark for his contribution and wish him every success in his new endeavours.”

Mr Pearson said: “I’ve enjoyed my time at Aegon. I’m proud to have taken Aegon’s investment proposition, and governance, from only offering internal funds in 2000 to being the strong investment provider that we are today.

“In doing so, investment is now at the heart of Aegon’s platform and packaged propositions. Although I shall miss Aegon, especially the people, I’m very excited about what the future holds.”