Harry Baldwin has joined Winterthur Life as IT development manager to expand its Professional Edge range of adviser support services. Baldwin was previously in a freelance role providing IT consultancy to IFAs.
Schroder recovery fund manager Ben Whitmore is joining Jupiter to run the UK special situations fund, taking over from Paul Sheehan who will continue to manage Jupiter’s Primadona investment trust. At Schroders, UK analyst Kevin Murphy and pan-European analyst Nick Kirrage jointly replace Whitmore.
I have worked as a product delivery consultant in the financial services industry for the last five years. As a contractor, I have worked for most of the major product providers. It has been my job to deliver new products or developments to existing products for companies which will improve customer service and/or help meet […]
Baring Asset Management has hired Matthias Siller to join its Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) equities team.Siller joins from Austrian investment management company Raiffeeisen Capital Management.He has over nine years experience on both the buy and sell sides, including proprietry trading Central and Eastern European equities and derivatives, and will be responsible for the […]
The European Court of Justice advocate general posed the question whether the UK is breaking EU pension law following the case brought against the Government by Allied Steel and Wire workers.
Graeme Ballantyne, business consultancy manager, looks at how you can maximise the opportunities through your professional connections As we move through the summer months it’s perhaps a good time to pause and reflect on whether the plans you’ve made for your business are bearing fruit. One area we at PruConsulting know many advisers have been […]
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