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Axa Framlington hands global fund to Tinker

Axa Framlington has appointed Mark Tinker to manage the group’s £94m managed growth fund.

Tinker, who joined the group back in February, becomes the fifth manager change in the past three years on the portfolio.

Tinker will use a top-down thematic approach, which he believes will help him identify areas of global growth and potential risk.

He replaces Tim Short, who has left the firm less than six months after orignally taking on the vehicle from Chris Armstrong.


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Tax expert in move to Pru

Prudential has appointed Scottish Life International technical manager Gerry Brown as tax and trust manager with responsibility for its onshore and offshore inheritance tax planning products.He will be in charge of developing Prudential’s tax and trust propositions and will work with advisers to provide technical guidance and specialist support.Brown, who will join Prudential in the […]

A2O wants commission to stay as profits leap 40%

Profits have soared by 40 per cent for IFA network Alpha to Omega.The Winchester firm says profits rose to 732,000 for the year ending March 31 from 520,000 last year. Turnover increased by 7 per cent to 10.6m from 8.1m.The network has 42 member firms and is in its fourth year of trading. Chief executive […]


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