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Escott exits newly merged Apfa for pensions trade body

Escott exits newly merged Apfa for pensions trade body

A former senior policy adviser at the Association of Professional Financial Advisers has joined the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association.

Caroline Escott has joined the PLSA from the Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association – the successor to Apfa following its merger with the Wealth Management Association earlier this month.

She had moved across from Apfa to Pimfa as a senior policy adviser when the merger took place.

But Ms Escott has now been appointed defined benefit and investment policy lead at the PLSA.

She said: “The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association is at the forefront of developments in the pensions market.

“I am therefore delighted to join the team to lead the association’s investment related public policy, research and publication work.

“There is a significant amount which needs to be achieved to push the market further and I look forward to working with the PLSA team and members to achieve this.”

In her new role, Ms Escott will lead the PLSA’s investment related public policy, research and publication work.

She will focus on promoting a sustainable, long-term investment environment for members while supporting the broad aim of improving the value received by pension’s investors.

Before joining Apfa she worked at Hume Brophy, the UK Sustainable Investment & Finance Association and as a parliamentary researcher.

Joe Dabrowski, head of governance and investment at the PLSA, said: “She brings a wealth of knowledge of not just investments but also the wider financial services arena which will make her a valuable addition to our team.

“The PLSA works hard to represent its members and develop the market, I look forward to working with her on this challenge.”

damian.fantato@ft.com