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Baring appoints energy analyst

Baring Asset Management is appointing Peter Lynch as energy and utility analyst in the UK and European investment team. He will also work in the global sector team for resources and utilities.

Lynch joins Barings from Merrill Lynch where he was a member of their oil and gas equity research team. He was previously a petroleum analyst at Arthur Anderson.

Baring head of UK an Europe Jan Mantel says: “With Peter&#39s appointment the UK and European investment team at Baring Asset Management will now total 24 investment professionals.”


Estate agent franchise

Global estate agency ERA is launching a recruitment drive for IFAs, mortgage brokers and other intermediaries in a bid to create a 500-strong UK franchise operation.With 3,000 offices in 26 countries, it is encouraging small traders to join its franchise, allowing them to keep their independence and brand and use ERA&#39s services to grow an […]

Wishful thinking by stakeholders

Almost two-thirds of stakeholder policyholders intend to retire by 60 but are failing to pump enough money into their pensions to enable them to do so, claims Norwich Union.The insurer&#39s survey of its individual policyholders found that 60 per cent plan to quit work five years before the state retirement age but are not contributing […]

Second pension solution

On April 6 this year, the state second pension will replace Serps – the state earnings-related pension scheme. The main change being made now is to the rate at which entitlement to a second pension builds up. Before looking at S2P it is worthwhile revisiting Serps.For those retiring after April 5, 2000, the current Serps […]

Don&#39t let pension fund go up in smoke, says Lincoln

Lincoln Financial is encouraging people to give up smoking in favour of contributing to a pension.It says giving up smoking is not only good for your health but the money saved can be good for financial well-being.Lincoln says a pack of cigarettes costs around £4.40 and could go up in the next Budget.It claims a […]

The Day of (B)reckoning

A period of exceptional uncertainty started last Friday for the UK, including a fierce leadership battle in a deeply divided Conservative party, the timing of the trigger of the EU’s Article 50, as well as a potential referendum in Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Click here to read the full article


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