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ABN Amro Hoare Govett appoints director

ABN Amro Hoare Govett is appointing Gary Gould as associate director in the global investment funds corporate finance team.

Gould joins from Old Mutual Securities, and was previously a corporate lawyer with City firm Lawrence Graham, and then with an investment funds team at Rea Brothers.

ABN Amro global investment funds team head Bob Cowdell says: “We are delighted to welcome Gary who brings a broad range of advisory experience to the team. Gary will provide an additional senior corporate capability within the team.”


FSA stops unauthorised firms which took £464,000

The FSA has won High Court judgments to stop two unauthorised firms trading which claimed to offer investors high returns on non-existent investment schemes.NCI International and D&R Consulting Group took deposits worth £464,000 in October 1999. Investors were told the money would be held with a reputable US bank. However, the US company operating the […]

New team for Premier multi-manager fund

Premier is assembling a team of four fund managers, including Rathbones star fund manager Hugh Priestly, for its third multi-manager fund. Priestly will be joined by managers from Thornhill, BWD Rensburg and Investec for the Premier UK blue-chip fund, which will be for investors in the UK and on the Continent. The aim of the […]

Advice dilemma as ministers differ

The pension industry is pressing the Treasury and DSS to clarify if advice is needed for stakeholder, with senior ministers adopting apparently contradictory positions. IFAs and providers say the Government must clarify the situation this week as stakeholder launches or risk leaving consumers in the dark. Social Security Secretary Alistair Darling is on the record […]

Experts say there&#39s still no decision on exit penalties

Pension experts claim the issue of exit penalties incurred when switching from group personal pensions to stakeholder has not been resolved by the Government and regulators despite the introduction of stakeholder this week. They also claim last month&#39s final regulations contained an extra admin burden for providers but the Government did not consult the industry. […]


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