Advice becomes ‘key focus’ in Aegon overhaul

The spokesperson said: “Since joining in November 2018, Ed has played a critical role in driving forward the development of our strategy and transformation agenda.

“With our direction agreed, Ed believes now is the right time for him to look for new opportunities.”

Aegon added that the changes to its structure meant Ms Shepperd’s role no longer existed and she would be leaving the firm this month. 

They added: “During her time with Aegon, Emily played a critical role in driving forward improvements in customer service and change across all sites. We wish both Ed and Emily well for the future.”

This is the second change made by Aegon recently. Just last week it launched its first fund range for financial advisers, offering a selection of multi-asset portfolios to investors on the Aegon platforms.

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