Aegon has appointed former Fidelity strategy head Ed Dymott to develop its proposition and look for new platform opportunities.
Dymott (pictured), who was at Fidelity for 16 years and most recently its head of business development, has become Aegon’s managing director for transformation, innovation and growth.
In his new position Dymott will report into Aegon chief executive Adrian Grace. He will look for ‘propositional opportunities’ in relation to Aegon's platform and oversee any resulting changes.
In 2016 Aegon bought Cofunds in a deal worth £140 million. The deal made Aegon the largest advised platform provider in the UK.
Grace said while Dymott's appointment will help Aegon look beyond some of the problems that emerged during a technology switch on the Cofunds platform.
‘Ed [Dymott] brings a combination of deep industry knowledge and a track record of aligning businesses with emerging trends and opportunities,’ he said. ‘We still have some work to do to improve the service for users of what was Cofunds and this is a huge focus for the business, but Ed’s appointment ensures that we continue to look to the future and are clear on how we best serve our customers.’
Dymott said: ‘Whether it is new techniques to engage people in their workplace savings, or fresh thinking on the support customers and advisers need to make decisions about their retirement income, this is a role with a great deal of opportunity.’