Axa Wealth's long-time head of technical consultancy Andy Zanelli has been appointed senior technical consultant at Ascentric.
In the role Zanelli (pictured), who will report to Ascentric head of sales Justin Blower, will be responsible for developing and implementing a technical support function particularly focused on interpreting and communicating how changes in tax and regulation will impact financial advisers.
Zanelli said: "Today's high-end financial advisers and their clients face an increasingly intricate web of tax and regulatory challenges.
"I look forward to developing Ascentric's role as a provider of both the tools and the sophisticated insights being asked for by these advisers, to help them to take advantage of the opportunities these challenges present."
Ascentric's technical support team works directly with advisers to identify changes in tax and regulation that affect their clients. The team then provides specialist technical analysis and support in these areas.
The group's head of marketing Sarah Lyons described Zanelli's appointment as a "key step" for Ascentric, adding: "Andy"s extensive experience working with advisers on the technical challenges facing their clients will be a real asset to our business."
Zanelli has spent the past eight years as head of technical consultancy at Axa Wealth, before which he was a senior technical sales manager for AXA Life. He has 27 years' financial services experience in strategy, product proposition and marketing and is also a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and a Chartered Financial Planner.
Last autumn, Ascentric launched an interactive forecaster tool on its wrap platform to help advisers plan their clients' income. You can read the lang cat market analysis manager Terry Huddart's review of the Ascentric platform here.
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