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Aviva calls in headhunters in search for new chairman

Aviva has began to search for a new chairman to replace Lord Sharman, according to reports.

The Times says that Aviva has appointed several headhunters to draw up a list of replacements for Sharman, who has been chairman for the past five years.

Aviva is understood to be biding its time on appointing a successor and is believed to be working with the likes of MWM Consulting and JCA Associates.

The Times says Aviva declined to comment.

Sharman took on the chairman role in January 2006 and presided over the appointment of Andrew Moss as chief executive at Aviva during his tenure.



Liontrust plans raft of fund changes

Liontrust is planning to merge its first large cap fund amid a raft of changes at the asset manager. The group has asked for investors to support the merger of the fund, which is managed by Gary West and James Inglis-Jones, into the £116m first growth fund, managed by Anthony Cross and Julian Fosh. Liontrust […]

Ascentric assets grow to £2bn

Ascentric has seen assets on its platform grow 75 per cent since the start of 2010 to pass the £2bn mark. Ascentric managing director Hugo Thorman says this marks a record period of growth for the independent wrap platform. He says: “After taking almost three years to achieve our first billion, hitting this mark in […]

Redwood rejects casino claims

Conservative MP John Redwood believes that reckless casino banking was not to blame for the financial crisis and says forcing banks to separate investment and utility banking could see many move offshore. In June, the Government set up an independent commission on the banking industry, chaired by former Bank of England chief economist Sir John […]


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Budget summary – March 2016

This week’s Budget looked as if it would be a difficult one for the Chancellor, with disappointing economic numbers and the need to avoid ruffling feathers ahead of June’s in/out referendum. Nevertheless, Mr Osborne did spring a few surprises, including some tax reductions. So how does this budget affect you? If you are – or […]


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