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Alliance appoints new head of business development

Alliance Trust Savings has appointed Ian Dawson as head of business development to promote its full range of pensions and
investment plans to professional advisers.

Ian will lead a team of consultants based in Dundee and London who will
advise IFAs, solicitors, accountants, fund managers and other professionals about ATS services, including its full and self-select SIPPs, SSASs, ISAs, PEPs and investment plans.

Ian was formerly sales and marketing director of Wolanski & Co. Trustees
a bespoke SIPP and SSAS provider, which was acquired by ATS in

Before joining Wolanski in 2003, Ian was a consultant, manager and director
with a number of IFAs including Noble Lowndes, Sedgwicks and Willis National.


Hips could eat up the PI

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Butterfield Bank urges professional advisers to prepare for A-Day

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BBB disposes of Private Insurance Portfolio Division

Berkeley Berry Birch has disposed of the client bank of its insurance subsidiarys Private Insurance Portfolio division for 275,000.Private Insurance Portfolio is a trading style of Berry Birch & Noble Insurance Brokers, providing specialist insurance products to wealthy individuals. It has been bought by the divisions management team.The sale of the non-core asset was anticipated […]


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