IRESS general manager joins advice group

The former general manager of tailored solutions at IRESS is now leading a boutique financial advice group.

Andrew Wootton has been appointed general manager of FYG Planners, following more than 11 years at IRESS.

Bringing more than 30 years' experience in financial services, Wootton is also a former operations manager at WB Financial and has previously held senior roles at Macquarie.

FYG Planners managing director Peter Mancell said the Tasmania-based group is excited to gain Wootton's experience and skills in both financial services and technology.

"We are thrilled to add Andrew's tremendous talents to our already outstanding management and support team. With 30 years' experience in financial services, his knowledge will be an invaluable addition to our experience base," Mancell said.

"Andrew spent more than a decade with Xplan, working closely with firms like ours. Harnessing Andrew's experience in this area underlines our commitment to ongoing technology advancement at FYG."

Working with FYG at IRESS helped Wootton in his decision to take the new role, he said.

"FYG are and have always been professional in the way they deliver advice and support clients. The opportunity to be part of the team and help to continue that into the future was too great to give up," Wootton said.

There are opportunities to grow the FYG adviser network, but more importantly to enable FYG advisers to deliver professional, consistent advice to help clients achieve their goals, he added.

As at October 2018, FYG had 55 advisers attached servicing more than 9000 clients.

Read more: IRESSFYG PlannersAndrew WoottonMacquariePeter MancellWB FinancialXplan
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