AJ Bell’s Mike Morrison dies aged 55

Jenna Towler reports...

Mike Morrison, the well-respected pension and platform expert, has died at the age of 55.

Morrison was head of platform technical at AJ Bell. He previously worked for Axa Wealth and Winterthur Life.

He was well known, liked and respected within the industry that he worked in for almost 30 years.

Morrison was a regular press commentator and a veteran of the adviser seminar circuit, speaking to hundreds of advisers every year via AJ Bell’s ‘On the road’ adviser roadshow.

He was 55 and leaves a wife and young daughter.

AJ Bell chief executive Andy Bell said: “Mike was never more comfortable than when he was in a room full of financial advisers talking about complex pension topics in his unique, engaging and light-hearted way.

“He was one of the most popular pension commentators in the industry and leaves behind many friends and colleagues.”

He added: “Most importantly he was a dearly loved husband and father and our thoughts and support are with his family at this difficult time.  He will be sorely missed by everyone at AJ Bell.”

Morrison was a regular contributor to Retirement Planner.