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City Financial appoints Mark Pearson as Marketing Director

City Financial, the rapidly growing independent asset management business has appointed Mark Pearson as Marketing Director.

Pearson will lead the development and implementation of City Financial’s marketing strategy for the growing propositions within the business.

He brings with him extensive experience in developing and marketing asset management, adviser and customer solutions. Pearson was previously head of the investment strategy and communications function for life assurer AEGON UK.

During his time at AEGON UK, Pearson worked closely with Peter Toogood and Gill Hutchison, on an investment proposition worth £1bn.

Andrew Williams, CEO of City Financial, commented; “We have been very successful in growing the business through a range of distinct propositions. This success brings a challenge in product development, marketing and distribution. The appointment of Mark is a key step in us meeting that challenge and further expanding the business.”

Peter Toogood, Investment Director at City Financial, adds, “Having worked with Mark previously, I look forward to extending our successful working relationship in the development and marketing of our fund research, through The Adviser Centre, and the multi-asset proposition.”

Launching at the end of April, The Adviser Centre, will be a free-to-air, web-based service providing independent fund research and consultancy services to financial advisers.