Adrian Grace, the new chief executive of Aegon UK, discusses filling Otto Thoresen's shoes, the insurer's platform tie-up with Novia and a commitment to the intermediary market.
The former chief operating officer at Aegon replaced Thoresen, who has taken on the role of director general at the ABI, last month.
Aegon expects to complete an £80m cost-cutting exercise, which has affected hundreds of jobs and included a consolidation of its sales centres, by the end of the year.
"Then we will be able to turn the business over to the growth story," Grace says.
In an interview with IFAonline, Grace also discusses the insurer's recent tie-up with Novia and pledged a continuing commitment to the intermediary market.
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