City Financial appoints marketing director

City Financial has hired Mark Pearson from life insurance firm Aegon to take on the role of marketing director.

Mr Pearson will be responsible for the marketing strategy of several elements of the business including its new fund research arm, Adviser Centre.

In his previous role at Aegon, as head of investment strategy and communications, he worked with Adviser Centre chiefs Peter Toogood and Gill Hutchison on Aegon’s investment proposition.

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Adviser Centre will launch at the end of next month as a free online research and consultancy service for advisers.