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Darren Hodkinson

Acquisitions Compliance Manager

Darren joined Perspective in 2019 as Group Compliance Manager. He has over 30 years of experience spread across the advice sector.

Starting his industry career after college, Darren’s first role was in Pensions Administration with the Co-operative Insurance Society. A few providers later, he specialised as an Investment and Pension Consultant with Friends Life. Sandwiched between Compliance and Project Management positions, he also has experience as a Financial Adviser. 

Darren has Chartered Financial Planning (APFS) status and the Association of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII). He was one of the first 1,000 to achieve Chartered FP status in the UK. He has recently started studying for advanced pensions qualifications. 

Darren is responsible for Regulatory Due Diligence of potential Group acquisitions. He also manages the subsequent compliance integration of these firms. He enjoys helping new firms adapt to our client-centric processes which is always rewarding when they reach maximum potential.  

Darren is an avid sports watcher, particularly football and follows Manchester City. He also enjoys spending time with family and his young son Lewis. 

Darren Hodkinson


07920 640689


Lancaster House

Ackhurst Business Park
Foxhole Road

Telephone: 0161 244 9759