UK - Hazell Carr Pensions Consulting has expanded operations with new offices in Edinburgh, Bristol and Basingstoke.
Edinburgh – its third Scottish office – will be led by former head of group sales at Scottish Equitable, Jonathan Black, and former Scottish Equitable sales actuary Walker Yule.
In a separate development, the firm has acquired the pensions consulting business of the Resolve Partnership to create a regional business with offices in Basingstoke and Bristol.
Hazell Carr Pensions Consulting director Michael Rudge said: “These developments give us added strength to serve the Scottish and Southern financial services’ markets.”
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Professional Pensions is holding its defined contribution (DC) conference on 4 September.