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Almeida Capital appoints new chairman

Financial research and information provider Almeida Capital is appointing Mitch Cybulski as chairman. Cybulski was previously chairman of SmithKline Beecham International.

Almeida Capital chief executive Richard Sachar says: “We are absolutely delighted that someone of Mitch&#39s calibre and experience has joined our firm.”


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John StonesSome IFAs have never used direct marketing, relying instead on the snowball effect of accumulated personal referrals. Others, however, have had recourse to direct marketing, either to bring in new clients or target existing customers with new business. Misys head of marketing Andrew Bedford says an IFA who wants to carry out an effective […]

Gartmore in packed VCT market

Gartmore is to relaunch into the venture capital trust market this autumn despite warnings from industry pundits that the market is saturated. Details of the new Gartmore fund are yet to be finalised although it is expected to be managed by UK & Irish smaller companies fund manager Gervais Williams. The fund manager originally entered […]

Stakeholder initiative delivers leads

The Money Marketing stakeholder pension initiative, launched at the beginning of this week, is already delivering high-quality leads to top IFAs. Syndaxi Financial Planning director Robert Reid says: “This employer must have got the booklet and gone online straight away before selecting us. They are a health company which may set up a stakeholder or […]

Henderson widens fixed interest with income Isa

Henderson is extending its institutional fixed-interest expertise to the retail market with a new Isa and Pep transfer wrapper to be launched next week. The Henderson managed income Isa/Pep will open on September 19 and will bring together a portfolio of the fund manager&#39s best-performing institutional corporate and high-yield bond funds. Although the wrapper will […]


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