Former Legal and General head of structured solutions James Harrington is joining Lowes Group as a consultant.
Harrington (pictured) will work on developing the group's structured product related initiatives in the new role, including the inclusion of structured products on platforms.
Advisers are often unable to access structured products via platforms which is continuing to limit their use, said Harrington.
He said: "Lowes' initiatives in the structured product space have been instrumental in raising advisers' awareness of market.
"Use of structured products by financial advisers is rising but it is nowhere near where it should be, in many cases because of a lack of ability to access such products via the platform space and I am relishing the opportunity of working with the team at Lowes to help build on that awareness and drive up use of these exceptionally flexible but undervalued investments within financial advice in the UK."
Lowes Financial Management managing director Ian Lowes said: "James has many years' experience of the structured products market, both in terms of designing plans and their distribution to financial advisers. His knowledge and contacts in the industry will be highly valuable in helping us to further develop our position in the market and helping drive the take-up of structured products within the advisory community."
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