Press Release

Simon Harrington joins PIMFA

9th October 2017

The Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA)1, announced today that Simon Harrington has been appointed as its Senior Policy Adviser for Public Policy, with effect from Monday 16th October 2017.

Simon comes to PIMFA, the leading trade association for the personal investment management and financial advice sector in the UK, from the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) where he was Senior Public Policy Adviser for four years and Corporate Affairs Manager for 2 years.

Prior to his roles at NEST, Simon worked at HM Treasury for four years, firstly as a Corporate Communications Officer from 2008 to 2010, following a move to Communications and Governance Manager at the Asset Protection Agency from 2010 to 2012.

'I am extremely happy to be joining PIMFA” said Simon. “I am looking forward to helping PIMFA develop its forward looking agenda for advice and wealth management firms - ensuring that their best interests are well represented.

“Having come from a pensions background, I am acutely aware of the fundamental role the adviser industry needs to be playing in ensuring that individual savers are able to achieve the best outcome possible from their retirement savings. Access to financial advice is a fundamental part of a well-functioning financial services landscape and I look forward to progressing the concerns of PIMFA members on this front in particular”.

PIMFA CEO Liz Field commented on the appointment saying “We are delighted that Simon is joining the PIMFA Public Policy team. We continue to drive for a culture of savings and investments in the UK and Simon’s expertise in pensions will be invaluable in advancing this cause alongside creating an optimal operating environment for our member firms so they can focus on guiding individuals and families to build their personal financial futures.”

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About PIMFA – the Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association

  • PIMFA is the UK’s leading trade association for firms that provide investment management and financial advice to everyone from individuals and families to charities, pension funds, trusts and companies.
  • PIMFA represent both full and associate member firms.
    Full members provide a range of financial solutions including financial advice, portfolio management, as well as investment and execution services. They assist everyone from individuals and families, to charities and pension funds, all the way to trusts and companies. 
    Associate members provide professional services to the PIMFA community.
  • PIMFA leads the debate on policy and regulatory recommendations to ensure that the UK remains a global centre of excellence in the wealth management, investment advice and financial planning arena.  Our mission is to create an optimal operating environment so that its member firms can focus on delivering the best service to clients, providing responsible stewardship for their long-term savings and investments. 
  • PIMFA was created in June 2017 as the outcome of the merger between the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) and Wealth Management Association (WMA) – read more.

 

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